One of the first things that I ever decided to make from scratch after Kelsie was diagnosed with food allergies besides poptarts, was taco seasoning. It's too easy not to make, and I am almost positive that you have everything you need in your spice cabinet. Even if you don't have food allergies you should give this a try. Have you read the back of a taco seasoning packet? It's just riddled with ingredients that were created one day in a chemistry lab. Plus the homemade stuff tastes so much better!
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What do you need?
½ cup chili powder
⅛ cup ground cumin
¼ cup onion powder
½ tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon salt
What do you do?
Mix all ingredients together and store in an air tight container.
When your ready to make tacos, use 1 tablespoon per pound of meat. More if you like it spicy!
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Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor
Homemade taco seasoning is the best and beats the packets any day!
Agreed, we love it!
Always love those homemade recipes instead of those package kind of seasoning. We use Taco seasoning a lot so this would be a keeper recipe. Appreciate you sharing. Stopping by from the Ladies Collective.
Thanks for stopping by! Homemade seasoning is the best!
Pinned & definitely going to make! Thanks for posting on R&R Wednesdays
Thanks for stopping by and thank you for pinning! Let me know what you think after you try it out!
Thanks so much for this taco seasoning recipe. For a package that is so small it is crazy how many ingredients are in it, many that have nothing to do with spices at all! Would you say this is on the mild side or the hot side? I like the hot stuff, but my husband isn't as much of a fan. Thanks again, I'll be pinning this for later. 🙂
We use about 1/2 to 1 tablespoon per pound of meat, and to me it's kinda spicy. Start with 1/2 tablespoon and taste, you can always bump it up! Or tell him to add sour cream to his to tone it down. 😉
I always use my own taco seasoning. Homemade is always better than store bought. This looks like what I typically use although I'm too lazy to pre-mix it I just add a pinch of this and a dash or a palm full of that. 🙂
I have been known to do the same! If I run out and my jar is in the dishwasher I will do the pinch of this and that as well. 🙂
Meredith @ The Palette Muse
I've been looking for this recipe! I love the packet, but I think it has MSG in it, so I've been looking for a healthier version. Pinning and will definitely try this...
Thank you for pinning! I think you may be right about the MSG, we try to steer clear of it as well.
a spirit of simplicity
I have been looking for a recipe for this. Thanks for sharing it.
Your welcome, glad I could help! 🙂
Vickie@Vickie's Kitchen and Garden
I love homemade mixes and yours sounds right on. I was always forgetting to buy packets so the mixes are perfect! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty
Thank you for stopping by!
carolyn | homework
This is fantastic - I'll never buy a packet again. Thanks so much for sharing them on homework | The Inspiration Board. I featured you today ! http://www.carolynshomework.com/2015/07/the-inspiration-board-spotlight-213.html
I love making mixes like these where I don't have to buy them anymore. You know the ingredients that you put in there, so you know what your eating! 🙂 Thank you so much for the feature, it means so much to me!