Leave the store-bought seasoning pouches on the shelf. Not only is this homemade taco seasoning recipe free of all the junk ingredients, it’s quick and easy to make AND it tastes better!
Use this homemade taco seasoning mix exactly as you would the store-bought stuff in any recipe that calls for it. It takes all of 2 minutes to make it. Make some ahead of time and keep it stored in an airtight container until you’re ready to use it. It also makes cute gifts to give away in little sachets!
This taco seasoning comes with just the right ratio of flavors. Feel free to substitute or add a particular chili powder of your choice. For example, depending on what I’m making, I’ll sometimes add additional ancho chili powder. Or if I want it spicier I’ll add some extra cayenne pepper. Feel free to make adjustments per your preference.
This taco blend is also perfect as a chili seasoning! Use one batch of this recipe as you would one pouch of chili seasoning for making your homemade chili. For a delicious batch of chili, tacos, burritos, Mexican-style casseroles, etc, this seasoning blend is fabulous.
Taco Seasoning Recipe
To make it simply combine all of the ingredients and grind them in a Coffee/Spice Grinder and store in an airtight jar, bag, or container until ready to use. You can double, triple, etc, the recipe to have it on hand whenever you need it.
This recipe roughly equals one pouch of store-bought chili or taco seasoning mix. Use one batch of this seasoning blend as you would one pouch of the store-bought mix.
For more delicious homemade seasoning blends be sure to try our:
- Greek Seasoning
- Seasoned Salt
- Old Bay Seasoning
- Chili Powder
- Chinese Five Spice
- Curry Powder
- Pot Roast Seasoning
- Garam Masala
- Creole Seasoning
- Panch Phoron
- Mixed Spice
- Pumpkin Spice
Homemade Taco Seasoning
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 3 tablespoons chili powder
- ½ teaspoon crushed dried red pepper or cayenne pepper (or more according to desired heat level)
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2½ teaspoons salt
- ½ teaspoon dried minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 1 tablespoon beef bouillon granules
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Combine all ingredients in a coffee/spice grinder (optional but recommended), grind for about 30 seconds, and store in an airtight jar, bag, or container until ready to use. This recipe roughly equals one pouch of store bought chili or taco seasoning mix.
Originally published on October 27, 2014