The Pin Junkie: Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning
Homemade Taco Seasoning

I've been buying those taco seasoning packets to make tacos for years.  Even though I buy the reduced salt version, I'm sure it still contains way too much salt as well as all kinds of other mystery ingredients that I don't need to be eating.  So I decided I'd try something different and make my own homemade taco seasoning.  I found several pins on Pinterest for homemade taco seasoning and I decided to combine all of the recipes I found to make one master mix. The result was pretty good!  Certainly less salt, but the heat from the chili flakes made up for that and kept the tacos from being bland.  I didn't think this taco mix made our tacos too spicy, but you can always reduce the amount of chili flakes you use.  I'm not entirely sure if making your own taco seasoning is a cheaper or more economical solution to buying the seasoning packets since buying spices can be expensive.  Luckily, I already had all these spices so I didn't have to spend a small fortune.  Even if this homemade taco seasoning isn't less expensive, it still probably has less salt and I know exactly what went into my seasoning mix (no mystery ingredients or things I can't pronounce!) 

Homemade Taco Seasoning


Ingredients:
2 Tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon corn starch
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Mix all the spices together in a small bowl.
To make tacos, just brown one pound of ground beef and add this seasoning mix with 3/4 cup of water.
If using the mix later, store it in an airtight container.  I used an empty spice bottle which worked perfectly!

Homemade Taco Seasoning



Homemade Taco Seasoning



Homemade Taco Seasoning



More great taco recipes you might like:
taco casserole

Navajo Indian Tacos


Inspired by this pin and  for homemade taco seasoning.


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25 comments:

  1. So much better to make these seasonings yourself; without all the additives. Blessings, Catherine

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  2. I've been making my own taco seasoning for a while now - so much better in so many ways.

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  3. I love that making your own taco seasoning is better for you and costs less! Win-win. Pinned ya!

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  4. Such a great spice to have on hand! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  5. I so will try your Taco Seasoning, It looks very good and I'm sure healthier than the package mixes. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  6. I love homemade taco seasoning. I usually make a big batch but it still seems to go so quickly!

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  7. I love this! This is a great way to eliminate any additional processing or chemicals. Plus, I love tacos so this is perfect and can even double in burritos.

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  8. I definitely have to try this. Would love if you linked up with us at Mommy Needs a Timeout Thursday! We party until Saturday at 8 PM EST! See you there!
    Lauren
    Twin Tested, Pin Approved
    http://twintestedpinapproved.wordpress.com/2014/10/01/mommy-needs-a-timeout-thursday-4-happy-halloween/

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  9. I am going to have to make this taco seasoning! I love anything tasty that I can add a little extra spice to! Thanks for sharing!

    Also, I am teaming up with another great blog, www.2catsandchloe.com for our first-ever Celebrate Southern link up on October 7th. Like this taco seasoning recipe, we would love for you to join in on our southern-inspired link up! I hope you can join us!

    http://www.ahotsouthernmess.com/2014/09/the-celebrate-southern-link-up-party.html

    J @ A Hot Southern Mess
    www.ahotsouthernmess.com

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  10. Taco seasoning is nice to have... and nice to make on your own. Thank you for the recipe. :)

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  11. love this. how would you make a bigger batch of your seasons could you send it to my email. ladylightbuld@hotmail.com. thank you debi

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  12. how would you double this. sounds very good and less cost. ladylightbuld@hotmal.com

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    1. To double the recipe, just add twice as much of each ingredient.

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  13. I have to pin this. I hate buying all the preservative filled ones!
    Shelley

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  14. I like knowing what is in what I am eating. This is a recipe I will have to try. Thanks for sharing it!

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  15. I absolutely love this! Homemade is always the best. Pinned. It is so fun to party with you. Thank you. I hope to see you at our party on Monday at 7 pm. http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

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  16. I love our homemade taco seasoning mix. I make it up in big batches to fill a half-pint jar and then it's ready to use in whatever recipes I want it for. I use it for more than tacos... I add it to tomato sauce for enchilladas or for pizza sauce and homemade chili I add some oregano.and basil along with the spice mix.

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  17. What a great idea. I use so much taco seasoning I need to start making my own. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

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  18. This is so much healthier than the store bought kind. And to think it is so easy to make. I pinned so I can remember. Thanks for sharing this with us at the Creative Style Linkup!

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  19. I need to start making this. It doesn't look hard or scary at all and my son loves taco seasoned things. Thanks for the recipe and linking up to Show Me Saturday!

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  20. mm I love seeing spice blends like this. I usually just toss in whatever looks/smells good, but it would be easier to just have this on hand. Thanks for sharing at Weekend Bites

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  21. Pinned this...I hate all the chemicals in the store bought mix. Thanks for bringing it by Weekend Bites.

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  22. I made this the other day...OMG is it sooo much better than store bought packets. My daughter, who is 6, even made a comment about how "they were the best tacos I have ever made"! Thanks for linking this up to Totally Terrific Tuesday Link party!! :) So yummy!
    Http://www.liverandomlysimple.com
    Have a great weekend!
    Jess

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    1. Everybody at our house thought this taco seasoning mix was delicious too! So glad you liked it! :)

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