Homemade Taco Seasoning

spice container-finalTaco seasoning is a staple in our house… tacos, burritos, taco salads, nachos, soups, casseroles, etc. In the past I have purchased a large container of it. However, when I recently used up what I had, I decided to look up recipes to make my own. I knew it would be easy enough, and that the ingredients would not contain any preservatives or fillers.

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I am a bit a spice and meat rub lover/connoisseur (if one can be of such things), so I had everything on hand for the do-it-yourself taco seasoning.

Taco Seasoning

1 Tbsp. chili powder

1 Tbsp. Southwest chili powder (if you do not have this, use 2 Tbsp. regular chili powder)

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

1/2 tsp. dried ground oregano

1 tsp. paprika

1/4 tsp. smoked paprika (can be omitted or substituted for regular paprika)

3 tsp. cumin

1 tsp. seasoned salt (can be omitted for less sodium option)

2 tsp. black pepper

Mix together. Store in air tight container. Makes approximately 6 Tbsp. of taco seasoning. ** You can adjust amounts for spiciness too, we like things a little spicy in our household.

It looks so pretty…
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Mix your spices together, and you have homemade taco seasoning.

What other spice mixes do you like to make? Do you make your own meat rubs?


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