Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Homemade Taco Seasoning

I love making foods with Tex-Mex or Mexican flavors. Taco seasoning has some of my favorite spices all blended together. I use to, on rare occasions, dabble with a recipe for making my own mix since I could never seem to have packets of it in the cupboards when I wanted to make taco's. The day I found this recipe, I was hooked. It's simple, fast, and easy!

Then one day I read the ingredients in the store bought packet I had on hand. . . .  I never bought a packet again. I am not exactly running around eating all healthy foods, but I was shocked to see such a list of ingredients beyond spices! That was the last packet that I ever bought. 

This recipe is so much easier to have on hand than a packet. Try it, I am sure you will love it too!

Homemade Taco Seasoning  
1/4 c. ancho chili powder
1 t. garlic powder
1 t. onion powder
1/2 t. crushed red pepper flakes
2 t. dried oregano
2 t. paprika
2 T. ground cumin
3 t. sea salt
1/2 t. black pepper

Combine all ingredients. Store in an airtight container.

Add 2 1/2 tablespoons of taco seasoning mix, with 1/2 cup of water to one pound of ground meat.   Simmer for about 15 minutes or until liquid is reduced. 

Substitute 2 1/2 Tablespoons of mix in recipe calling for one packet of taco seasoning.

Source:  Smells Like Home

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  1. That sounds really good. I do not like the packets of Taco seasoning.I can't wait to make my own :)

  2. This is so great! Sounds delicious! We appreciate you linking up to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday link party! Please come back again soon! -The Sisters

  3. We love taco's. I am pinning this one Kris. Thank you!

  4. Ive been thinking I need to start making my own mix too. I don't know why I haven't, I have all of this stuff in the cabinet already. You talked me into it!

  5. I'm always down for a new spin on taco seasoning! I love that this is made with Ancho chili powder! Yum!

  6. This looks great, Kris, and I'm definitely giving it a try. We love Mexican flavors as well and tacos are always welcome :-) Hope you're having a great summer.

  7. Hope all is well with you. Has the heat affected your posting? Cheers

  8. Yum. That seasoning is something I will make and enjoy. Thanks for posting it and Happy Autumnal Equinox! Cheers and boogie boogie.

  9. I've recently started making blends of dried spices to use when needed. Adding this one to my collection. Thanks looks good

  10. Yum, I will try this, cos I love anything Tex-Mex! Wonderful idea☺

  11. Whatcha up to in your kitchen this week?