Making your own Homemade Taco Seasoning is quick, easy and actual tastes better than the store bought packets!

Homemade Taco Seasoning

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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  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. 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!

  9. 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.

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

  11. 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*

  12. 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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