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Taco seasoning is one of the most common pantry staples. But it can be kinda expensive to buy. Don’t worry homemade taco seasoning is so easy to make and use. Once you start making it you’ll wonder why you ever purchased it pre-made before! It is a delicious, flavor packed homemade version of traditional store bought mix. It is a mix of chili powder, cumin, black pepper, paprika, and a few other herbs.
Homemade Taco Seasoning
- 1/4 cup chili powder
- 1 TBSP fine sea salt
- 1 TBSP ground black pepper
- 2 TBSP ground cumin
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- Combine all ingredients in a jar with a tight lid.
- Shake until well mixed.
- Store in a cool dry place.
Makes approximately 2/3 cup
Use 2-3 tablespoons per pound of meat.
While homemade taco seasoning is perfect for making tacos, it is also great for flavoring chicken and black bean burritos. I use my taco seasoning on everything from tacos and burritos to fajitas and queso.
By making your own seasoning you can use high quality ingredients while still making a seasoning that cost less than buying pre-made. It also allows you to eliminated any ingredients that you don’t like and gives you total control over the spiciness of the seasoning.
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