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Homemade Taco Seasoning

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Homemade Taco Seasoning is SO much better than store bought, and takes only a few minutes! Make up a large batch and keep it handy in your pantry for all of your taco nights.

We use this seasoning in SO many recipes, including my Taco Pizza Recipe, Cheesy Taco Turkey Skillet, and Turkey Taco Soup. It’s also fabulous in my Healthy Taco Salad Recipe!

A small bowl of homemade taco seasoning with a teaspoon.

Best Taco Seasoning

I’ve made countless tacos for my boys over the years. Using store-bought seasoning used to be the standard, until I decided I didn’t like the taste. Eww, aftertaste! Then I started using just plain old salsa, which got old after awhile. This is spice blend I concocted, and it definitely doesn’t disappoint.

There are so many ways to use taco seasoning. You can add it to the ground meat in my Healthy Taco Salads, my Easy Taco Crunch Wraps, an amazing Taco Pizza Recipe, and my Turkey Taco Soup.

This blend is the BEST taco seasonings. While it has nine different ingredients, they are easy to find in most stores and you can buy a lot of them in bulk sizes. I usually get generic or store brands because I don’t think there is a big difference in taste.

A side view of a jar of the layered homemade taco seasoning.

Just nine simple ingredients:

  • chili powder
  • cumin
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • red pepper flakes
  • paprika
  • sugar
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper

How to make taco seasoning

  1. Measure out the ingredients and add to a 16 oz. mason jar.
  2. Shake to mix well.
  3. Add it to all the taco things!

So dang easy!

A bowl of the taco seasoning with some spilling over the side.

If you’re a taco lover like me, you’ll be surprised at how fast you use this jar of seasoning. Do you know what else you can do with it? Let me share!

  • Give it as a hostess gift (with a cute little ribbon and descriptive tag).
  • Add it to a care package for your distance relatives (along with a recipe from my blog)!
  • Have a “Taco Tuesday” party and give small jars as party favors. 😀
A jar of the homemade seasoning, with a teaspoon.

Make this seasoning recipe next: Homemade Blackened Seasoning

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xoxo ~Sue

A small bowl of homemade taco seasoning with a teaspoon.

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning is SO much better than store bought, and takes only a few minutes! Make up a large batch and keep it handy in your pantry for all of your taco nights.
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: homemade taco seasoning
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 30 Tablespoons (for approximately 15 pounds of meat)
Calories: 25kcal
Author: Sue Ringsdorf

Ingredients

  • 13 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 7 Tablespoons cumin
  • 3 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 3 teaspoons onion powder
  • 3 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • 3 teaspoons paprika
  • 7 teaspoons sugar
  • 7 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3 teaspoons black pepper – or freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Mix all seasonings together, and store in a mason jar.
  • Whenever you are ready for tacos, sprinkle 1.5 – 2 Tablespoons of seasoning on meat. Very convenient for taco night!

Video

Notes

  1. This seasoning is best kept in a tightly sealed mason jar in your pantry.
  2. It will stay fresh for up to one year.
  3. Use the seasoning on any ground meat for use in tacos, burritos, taco salads, etc.

Nutrition

Calories: 25kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Sodium: 1206mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 990IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1.1mg

One Comment

  1. Thanks for keeping it simple for us rookies. I can handle 9 ingredients and 2 step instruction! Also, the recipe notes are always helpful!

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