Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Perfect Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning

I think it is safe to say that, when we think of Mexican food at home, tacos are one of the first things that come to mind.  In fact, I'm pretty sure there is a "Taco Tuesday" movement sweeping across the country as well.  Tacos really are the PERFECT weeknight meal because they require minimal ingredients and can be ready in minutes. But what happens when you want tacos and don't have the seasoning packet?  Are you going to run to the market and waste money in gas and product?  NO WAY!  In fact, you are going to make your OWN seasoning and it is going to taste EVEN BETTER than the sodium-laden stuff you get from the grocery store!  This is my Homemade Taco Seasoning go-to and I KNOW you are going to love it!

Let's get started!

Homemade Taco Seasoning:
*Prep Time:  2 min.  *Cook Time:  --  *Difficulty:  Easy  *Servings 1 .62 oz. container 


  • 2 tbsp. Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp. Cumin
  • 2 tsp. Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp. Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Red Chili Flake
  • 1/2 tsp. Black Pepper

In a bowl, combine all of the spices and mix them together.  
Place into a container.  It's that simple.

(Here's a little tip:  I never throw my glass spice containers out.  As I use one, I wash and keep it for when I make my homemade spice mixes.) 

But, in case you are wondering how you would use this in your taco meat, let me show you.

Brown 2 lb. of ground meat over medium/high heat.
Add 1 tbsp. of the Taco Seasoning and let cook for 1-2 minutes. 

It should look something like this. 

Add a 1/2 c. of water to the meat and bring to a simmer. 

Let it simmer for 3-5 minutes, until sauce thickens.

Serve in your choice of hard or soft taco and top with your favorite toppings!

This Homemade Taco Seasoning is so delicious, and I use it for a variety of things!  As far as the cost goes, let's just say that you are getting a MUCH bigger bang for your buck!  So at this year's your Cinco de Mayo festival, leave the packets at the store and make your taco seasoning from scratch!  You will be SO glad you did!  

And as always...

Happy Reading, Happy Eating, and Happy Living, 
~The Kitchen Wife~


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