Today we are FINALLY sharing our recipe for our favourite homemade taco seasoning! This stuff will literally become a staple in your spice drawer, it is so much better than the store bought stuff. In our house it has even earned its own container in the spice drawer!
There is really no reason not to be making your own taco seasoning.
- It is cheaper than the store bought stuff.
- It is pure and you know exactly what is going into it
- AND you probably have all of the spices in your kitchen already!
But possibly the biggest reason… IT. TASTES. DELICIOUS.
And another reason, it takes like 7 seconds to make!
Have I convinced you yet? I hope so! Let’s dive in and learn how to make this incredible homemade taco seasoning!
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These are the spices that you will need:
- Chili Powder
- Garlic Powder
- Black Pepper
- Thyme Leaves
- Red Pepper Flakes
- Chipotle Chili Powder
* traditionally there would also be onion powder in this recipe, too. But due to an onion allergy in our household, I have omitted it and truthfully, there is no difference. If you would like to add onion powder, decrease the amount of garlic powder to 1 tablespoon and add 1 tablespoon of onion powder.
Making the 7 second spice mixture
Grab a small mixing bowl and add all of the ingredients to the bowl, like so.
Stir with a small spoon until all of the spices are well combined.
THAT IS IT! Easiest recipe in the world? Yes.
To use taco seasoning in a meal
The measurement is 2 Tablespoons of taco seasoning per 1 pound of meat.
Start by cooking the meat thoroughly and draining off any unwanted fat.
Return the meat to medium heat and add 2 Tablespoons of seasoning per 1 pound of meat.
Add ½ cup of water and stir to fully combine. Stirring regularly, cook the meat until all of the water has evaporated. Serve and enjoy!
Try taco seasoning in these recipes!
- Bierocks (cabbage buns) - try adding the taco spice to the meat mixture for a fun tex-mex flavour!
- Crunchwrap Supremes! These would be UNSTOPPABLE with a little bit of taco seasoning added to the ground beef!
- Chimichangas - try adding a spoonful of the spice to the chicken in this recipe for an instant intense flavour boost!
How to Keep the spice mixture
Store the taco seasoning in an airtight container or a jar with a tight fitting lid, a small zip top baggy would work too!
Keep the spices in a cool dry area and use them within 6 months.
We hope you enjoyed this recipe for homemade taco seasoning and you love it as much as we do!
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- 3 Tablespoons Chili Powder
- 1 ½ Tablespoons Garlic Powder
- 1 Tablespoon Paprika
- 1 Tablespoon Oregano
- 1 Tablespoon Cumin
- 2 teaspoons Black Pepper
- 1 ½ teaspoons Salt
- 1 teaspoon Thyme Leaves
- 1 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
- ½ teaspoon Chipotle Chili Powder
- In a small jar or bowl combine all of the ingredients. Stir or shake to combine.
- Store in an airtight container and use within 6 months.
To use taco seasoning
- Cook the meat thoroughly and drain off any unwanted fat.
- Return meat to medium heat and add 2 Tablespoons of seasoning per 1 pound of meat.
- Add ½ cup of water and stir to fully combine. Stirring regularly, cook the meat until all of the water has evaporated.
- Serve and enjoy!
Due to onion allergy in our household, I have not used onion powder in this recipe. If you would like to add onion powder, decrease the amount of garlic powder to 1 tablespoon and add 1 tablespoon of onion powder.
please note- the nutrition calculation for this recipe does not include any meat or additives that you may choose to add to your tacos, the calculation is for the spice recipe only.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 38Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 786mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g
Please Note- The nutritional information provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator and it will vary based on the ingredients that you use.