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.