CAN I MAKE THIS SEASONING MILD OR SPICIER?
HOW DO I STORE HOMEMADE TACO SEASONING?
It’s really important to put your homemade taco seasoning in a zip-top bag or a lidded container. It will keep your spices as fresh as possible for a longer period of time.
HOW LONG IS HOMEMADE TACO SEASONING GOOD FOR?
Generally, the spices will last for 6 months. Check the expiration date on the bottles of spices you are using to make this taco seasoning mix. You’d be surprised how many of us are working with old spices! The fresher the spice, the longer this seasoning will last! Also, if you really love the idea of making your own seasoning mixes, you must try my HOMEMADE RANCH SEASONING
HOMEMADE DRY ONION SOUP MIX.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
kosher (or sea) salt
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE TACO SEASONING:
Measure all of the ingredients into a lidded jar (I love my mason jars!) Shake until all ingredients are combined.
It’s a good idea to put a sticker or label on the jar that identifies the seasoning but also how to use it. So for one pound of meat, you would use 3 tbsp. of seasoning plus about 2/3 cup of water.
Originally published: June 2015
Updated and republished: May 2019
HOMEMADE TACO SEASONING
- 1/2 cup chili powder
- 1/4 cup onion powder
- 2 tbsp ground cumin
- 2 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp smoked paprika
- 2 tbsp kosher salt or sea salt
- 1 tbsp black pepper
- Measure all of the ingredients into a lidded jar.
- Shake until all ingredients are combined.
- 3 tbsp. seasoning = 1 packet
- For one pound of meat, use 3 tbsp. of seasoning plus about 2/3 cup of water.
WANT SOME RECIPES YOU CAN TEST OUT YOUR HOMEMADE TACO SEASONING IN? TRY THESE!
REFRIED BEAN DIP
CROCK POT WHITE QUESO DIP
DORITO TACO CASSEROLE
CORNBREAD TACO BAKE
CROCK POT TACO JOES
Here’s a free printable to attach to your jar. Just click HERE or on the photo below to print (double-sided).