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.
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.
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.
Just nine simple ingredients:
- chili powder
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- red pepper flakes
- kosher salt
- black pepper
How to make taco seasoning
- Measure out the ingredients and add to a 16 oz. mason jar.
- Shake to mix well.
- Add it to all the taco things!
So dang easy!
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. 😀
Homemade Taco Seasoning
- 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
- 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!
- This seasoning is best kept in a tightly sealed mason jar in your pantry.
- It will stay fresh for up to one year.
- Use the seasoning on any ground meat for use in tacos, burritos, taco salads, etc.