Homemade Taco Seasoning

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Everyone is familiar with that packet of taco seasoning. Where it comes in the taco kit that you bought or you grabbed one at the store because it was only $.42. Well, those packets have a bunch of stuff in them that you really don't need in your tacos. I have been making my own Homemade Taco Seasoning for a while and even my picky eater can't tell the difference!

Making your own Homemade Taco Seasoning is quick, easy and actual tastes better than the store bought packets!
I make my taco seasoning as I need it, but you can also bulk up the recipe and put it in a spice container. Stored properly, it can last for quite a while. If you do make a bulk recipe to store, make sure you shake the jar before using it. That way your spices are even distributed.

Here is how I make mine:

1 TBS of chili powder, 1/2 TBS of paprika, 1 TSP of cumin, 1 TSP of garlic powder, 1/2 TSP of black pepper and 1/2 TSP of salt. Then you add 1 TBS of cornstarch and combine it.

How I make my own Homemade Taco Seasoning. When I add the seasoning to the meat, I add 1/4 – 1/3 cup of water. This will combine with the spices to make a “sauce” that will thicken and give the taco meat delicious flavor all throughout!

I use this seasoning in many different recipes, including my Taco Pizza, my Beef and Bean Enchiritos and of course, TACOS! [Tweet “Spice up your dinner by making your own Homemade Taco Seasoning! #recipe #Tacos #homemade”]

Do you make your own spice mixes?

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19 thoughts on “Homemade Taco Seasoning”

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  2. We just had tacos last night and my husband and I were saying we should make our own seasoning! So glad I found your recipe! I’m going to make up a jar this afternoon!

  3. We are totally taco lovers here and you can bet I am going to use your recipe here the next time I make for my family. thanks Echo! 🙂

  4. Oh, I so agree! Some of them have MSG in them, right? Horrific.
    Yours looks tasty! Why ruin a favorite dish?

  5. I have tried to make a version of this before.. but it was thrown together last minute since I didnt realize I was out of taco seasoning! I am going to pin this one so I have it on hand the next time that happens.. since it will FOR SURE happen again!

  6. I need to make this. I don’t know why I make lots of stuff from scratch but have never made my own taco seasoning- time to do it!

  7. I spend so much money on Taco seasoning since it’s my favorite food. I so need to try his recipe out! Good lookin’ out!

  8. I can’t wait to try this! The last batch I made wasn’t great. I’m hooked on the seasoning from Trader Joe’s right now, but need to make my own batch again. It’s so much cheaper!

  9. I love making seasoning mixes. Taco seasoning is one of the easiest ones. I don’t know why everyone doesn’t do this!! I will have to try this version 🙂

  10. love making my own seasonings – definitely trying your taco seasoning out next time i make tacos. never thought to add cornstarch to it! thanks for linking up at Pin Worthy Wednesday!

  11. We seem to be eating a lot of tacos at the moment, so this recipe is definitely needed!! There is nothing like home made 🙂

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

  12. I love making my own taco seasoning! I’ll have to try adding cornstarch next time.

  13. This is a great idea, especially since I always have each of these ingredients, so I wouldn’t have to purchase anything special. 🙂 I’m sharing this to Facebook now! *stopping by from tasty Tuesday*

  14. I almost never have taco seasoning when I want to make tacos. Now I don’t have to worry.

    Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays link up. Hope to see you back next week.

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