Homemade Taco Seasoning
Explaining the invisible
When I first started trying to create a gluten-free recipe this week, I had no idea ALL the things that had traces of gluten. And yep, one of those things was taco seasoning and taco sauce. Now, not all of these products have gluten in it but many do. So I talked to my Mom friends whose children have Celiac Disease and almost all of them make their own seasonings for everything to be safe. Who knew pre-made seasoning would have gluten in it?! Not me. When I think gluten, I think bread, that’s it. So I understand the need to be extra careful.
Make your own in minutes
Also, for some folks it’s just a personal choice. A lot of folks are concerned about preservatives in foods and seasonings as well. I don’t know the all the science behind all of that so I won’t go into it. However, in many cases, it’s really easy to just go ahead and make your own. Plus, it tastes REALLY good. I usually just buy my own seasonings but it’s great to know I can make my own. I loved how the flavor turned out with this too! It’s super yummy and it doesn’t taste exactly like store bought seasoning so it has it’s own unique, homemade flavor!
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 tag 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.
Here’s a free printable to attach to your jar. Just click HERE or on the photo below to print (double-sided).
If you enjoy this seasoning, give these a try: Homemade Ranch 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.
Before each use, give it a good shake.
- 3 tbsp. seasoning = 1 packet
- For one pound of meat, use 3 tbsp. of seasoning plus about 2/3 cup of water.