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The BEST Taco Seasoning Recipe

This Best Taco Seasoning Recipe is so easy to make, and is an amazing seasoning for tacos, taco salads, soups, rice, beans, stir-fry vegetables, and seafood.

If you’re looking for more seasoning mix recipes, Homemade Poultry Seasoning Mix and Nashville Hot Chicken Seasoning will leave your taste buds happy!

Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe
Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe

Why should you make your own homemade seasoning mixes?

1) It costs way less than buying packaged spice blends to make your own spice mixes.

2) You can adjust the amount of seasoning that goes into each blend for your family’s taste.

3) When you make your own spice blends, you know the quality of spices and ingredients you’re putting in the mix.  Some of those spice blend mixes still have MSG.

4) Homemade seasoning mixes make great gifts for your friends and family.

What is in taco seasoning?

Taco seasoning is a combination of chili powder, ground cumin, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, sea salt, black pepper, dried oregano, and crushed red pepper flakes.

Can I use taco seasoning in place of fajita seasoning?

Taco seasoning and fajita seasoning have different measurements of spices – giving your dishes a different flavor.  While you can substitute fajita seasoning with taco seasoning, your fajitas won’t have the same flavor.

What’s the difference between fajita seasoning and taco seasoning?

Taco seasoning has oregano, which fajita seasoning does not.  It also has more chili powder.

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Here’s How to Make Taco Seasoning Recipe

Ingredients

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt

1/2 teaspoon ground pepper

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Directions

Mix together and store in an airtight container.

Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe - Beef Tacos

Tips for making your homemade taco season mix

  • If you have toddlers or family members that don’t like spicy food, leave out the crushed red pepper.
  • Use ground black pepper, so it’s evenly distributed.
  • Make sure the meat is in small pieces, so the spice mixture can properly coat the food.

How long will your DIY taco seasoning last?

Your taco meat seasoning will last up to six months if stored in an airtight container in a cool, dark spot.

You’ll want to keep your homemade season mixes away from the heat of the stove.

How do you make taco meat using homemade taco seasoning mix?

1) Brown 1 pound (1 lb) ground beef.

2) Drain excess grease.

3) Add 3 tablespoons of taco seasoning mix to browned ground beef.

4) Add 1/2 cup of water to mixture and simmer for about 5 more minutes. When ground beef is throughly cooked through and water is cooked off, remove from heat and serve.

Ideas on how you can use DIY taco seasoning mix:

1) Make a taco bar.

The Best Taco Seasoning Mix Recipe - Taco Bar
The Best Taco Seasoning Mix – Taco Bar

If you have a crowd, make sure there’s a variety of taco fillers to suite everyone’s taste.  Ground beef, shredded beef, chicken, shrimp, rice, vegetables, and beans are just some suggestions to get you started.

You’ll want to have both hard and soft taco shells to cater to everyone’s tastebuds.

Toppings like shredded cheese, sliced black olives, thinly sliced lettuce, chopped tomatoes, chopped red onion, guacamole, cilantro, salsa, sour cream, green onions, and pickled jalapeños are just some ideas.

Don’t forget to add margaritas, salsa, and chips for the perfect night at home.

2) Make taco salad

Easy Taco Seasoning Recipe - Taco Salad
Easy Taco Seasoning Recipe – Taco Salad

If you’re in a time crunch, making a taco salad is a quick way to get dinner on the table.

Simply make your favorite taco meat, have chopped up romaine lettuce, shredded cheddar cheese, sliced black olives, cut green onions, chopped tomatoes, and top with corn chips. I love Catalina or honey French salad dressing to complete the salad.

Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe Mix
Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe Mix

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The Best Taco Seasoning Mix Recipe

The Best Taco Seasoning Mix Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper

Instructions

  1. Mix together and store in an airtight container.

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