A couple of years ago I started making my own taco seasoning from scratch because of the extra crap they seemed to put in pre-packaged taco seasonings. I got tired of not knowing exactly what I was eating and when I realized how easy it was to make it myself, it’s been a no-brainer to make a supply of it to keep on hand for when I need it.
You can take a look at the original recipe here: The Best Taco Seasoning Recipe, but it is the same as the one below, I just updated the photos and modified the recipe for more of a bulk situation so you don’t have to make some every time you need it.
I use this homemade taco seasoning in tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, chili, and more.Print
- 4 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 6 teaspoons ground cumin
- 4 teaspoons sea salt
- 4 teaspoons black pepper
- In a jar or small container add all the ingredients together and stir or shake until combined.
- Season to taste for your dish.
To make beef taco mix I use 1 lb of ground beef. I brown the beef with 1 tbsp of taco seasoning, drain the grease, then add another tbsp of taco seasoning. Then I simmer with 1/2 – 1 cup of water until most of the water has absorbed.
I store my homemade seasonings in Ball jars. I store a lot of things in Ball jars because they are glass which means there aren’t any toxic chemicals leeching into our food. I also store homemade coconut milk, coffee beans and all of my grain-free flours in them. We also drink out of them too! They are very versatile and Made in the U.S.A. which is a label I always try and look for.
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