Homemade Taco Seasoning

Everyone in the entire universe likes tacos, but everyone would like them more if they seasoned their protein of choice with fresh herbs and spices instead of processed non-food crap from a seasoning packet.  I started making big batches of homemade taco seasoning a couple years ago, and my Instagram got so many likes I figured I shared the deliciousness with y’all…
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 Everyone in the entire universe likes tacos, but everyone would like them more if they seasoned their protein of choice with fresh herbs and spices instead of processed non-food crap from a seasoning packet.  I started making big batches of homemade taco seasoning a couple years ago, and my Instagram got so many likes I figured I shared the deliciousness with y’all. 

Before we get into the easiest recipe of all time, lets have another teensy little chat about packets of seasoning.  They are the enemy.  They contain the nastiest shiz you’ve never heard of.  Do you really want to consume maltodextrin, corn flour, yeast extract, silicon dioxide, and ethoxyquin? Nah, I didn’t think so.

Recipe time!  Again, I make a ton of seasoning at once (this recipe reflects that) and store it in a glass container that is airtight.  You want to store seasoning, and things like flour in glass containers so little moths in your kitchen don’t get through and start munching on your food (gross, I know).  They can eat right through plastic, so glass is def the way to go.

[tabgroup layout=”horizontal”] [tab title=”Ingredients”]1. 5 1/2 teaspoons red pepper flakes

2. 5 teaspoons paprika (mine is hot, and from Hungary thanks to my boyfriend’s mama)

3. 5 teaspoons of onion powder

4. 5 teaspoons of garlic powder

5. A little less than 1/2 c. black pepper (this should be finely ground)

6. 1/2 c. of salt (I normally use sea salt when cooking but table salt is better for this)

7. 1 c. chili powder

8. 1/2 c. cumin (this is the star of this recipe, and what gives this seasoning that familiar flavor)

[/tab] [tab title=”Steps”]1. Literally just measure your spices and dump them into a bowl. Take a cute pic of all them before you mix ’em up and share with me on Instagram @lobosworth #homemadetacoseasoning!

2. Mix

3. Use 3 tablespoons of the seasoning per pound of meat (I prefer a traditional ground beef taco, but turkey is yummy too, especially if cooked very slowly to keep the moisture in).  Add about 1/2 cup of water to the meat once it’s done cooking, then the seasoning.  Bring to a boil and then let simmer gently until you eat up.

[/tab] [tab title=”Notes”]Serving Size: Use 3 tablespoons of powder per 1 lb of meat Difficulty Level: Easy[/tab] [/tabgroup]
11 comments
  1. i LOVE taco seasoning! I generally use the packets you find at Trader Joes…but this is def a must try. Would be lovely to have a big batch of this at hand to whip up for a Taco Tuesdays 😉

  2. Taco seasoning makes all the difference and it’s so important to steer clear of that gross stuff in the packets of it. I’m so excited to try this recipe!

  3. Thank you for posting this recipe. Just yesterday I was browsing Pinterest for a good recipe and could not find one. Can not wait to try this out.

  4. Hi Lo, thanks for the recipe! How spicy is it? It seems like it could be on the spicy side with the chili powder and the red pepper flakes…

    1. Hi there! It is a bit spicy, but totally tolerable – you can cut down on that by using less chili powder and red pepper flakes. I’d suggest mixing up the mix w/out those two ingredients, then add half of the chili powder and red pepper I suggested. Because it’s a large batch, taste test what you end up with on taco night. If you want it spicier, add more red pepper and chili! My friend Keegan told me she wanted double the red pepper bc she likes spice so much, ha!

  5. Just to be sure, we’re talking 1/2 CUP right? Assuming this is because its such a big batch? Standing at the kitchen counter pouring as we speak…

  6. Where have you or I should say this receipe been all my life?!! I just had the most yummiest tacos ever!! Thank you so much. I’ll be in your old stomping grounds in less than 48 hours. A little place on Cress just west of K’ya. Can’t wait! Thanks again.
    Dana

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