Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix Recipe

2 servings
5 min

Learn how to make a homemade taco seasoning for ground beef or your favorite meat. Not only does this DIY mix taste better than store bought mixes, but it's also cheaper to make and has no preservatives or fillers.

Tacos are a quick and easy meal, so we have some sort of tacos or a similar dish about twice a month. Taco seasoning packets have crept up in price like everything else, so I'm glad that I make my own taco seasoning mix recipe.

This is a simple recipe that I usually quadruple or even times 6 to make a pint jar. Then use two tablespoons per pound of meat when you're ready for a quick dinner

Oftentimes, taco seasoning mixes contain a few staple ingredients such as salt, garlic and onion powder, paprika, and chili. There are other spices that are used as well, such as paprika, black pepper, oregano, and cumin.

When making your own taco seasoning, however, you can choose what gets put into the recipe, giving you lots of creative freedom.

I like to buy my spices from a bulk supplier. Now this doesn't mean that I buy pounds at a time; many bulk stores let you get a few ounces at a time

If I can't get them locally, Grassroots Herb Supply.

I keep a large selection of herbs and spices in my pantry to make my own mixes. Here are my essential herbs and spices for pantry that I always keep on hand.

The exact amount of taco seasoning will depend on the company, but typically there is about one ounce or three tablespoons in a packet of taco seasoning.

However, since there are no fillers in my homemade taco seasoning mix recipe, you should use two tablespoons of your homemade seasoning for every packet called for by a recipe.

Once your seasoning mix is made, it is super easy to store. Simply put it into a sealed container such as a mason jar or sealable bag. I like to use pint jars and plastic Ball lids to keep the moisture out.

Then, store it in a cool and dry place, away from humidity for best results.

If properly stored, the mix should last about ten to twelve months. Properly storing the seasoning mix means storing it in a sealed container in a cool and dry place so as to not let humidity in.

Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix Recipe
Recipe details
  • 2  servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 5 min
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  • 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 2 Teaspoons Ground Cumin
  • 2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 2 Teaspoons Onion Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon Oregano
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cracked Black Pepper
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt

Combine all ingredients and store in a jar or other container.
Use 2 tablespoons per pound of meat. Add 1/2 cup water per 2 tablespoons.
Cari @ Homesteading in Ohio
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