Homemade Taco Seasoning comes together in minutes with spice cabinet staples. Turn up or down the heat to your liking.
There are some dishes that I’ve been making for years, but never got around to blogging. Maybe I make it, but don’t measure anything. Or maybe it’s something that I don’t consider super impressive, and therefore, not blog-worth. That pretty much describes this taco seasoning.
It’s so easy and takes only a minute to toss together from ingredients that are always in my spice cabinet. I have been making it for years and always have a jar around to make weeknight dinners easy. Most often, a couple of tablespoons are sprinkled over ground turkey or beef and a little bit of vegetables (corn, diced tomatoes or bell peppers, some hidden mushrooms – whatever I have on hand) for a quick taco dinner. I’ve also been known to sprinkle some on chicken and sliced peppers and onions in lieu of making a separate fajita seasoning. This taco seasoning is also one of the unusual ingredients in our favorite chili recipe.
Do you have an unusual or creative use for taco seasoning? Leave a comment and tell me!
If you’ve been buying the taco seasoning packets at the grocery store, stop now. You can make it at home in under a minute, and control exactly what goes into your seasoning. No added preservatives. Add a little extra kick or mellow out the heat according to your preference. Chipotle chili powder would add a lovely smokiness if you use that, in lieu of regular chili powder. I’ve also been known to use garlic granules or minced dried onion instead of the powders on occasion.
- 4 Tbs. chili powder
- 3 1/2 Tbs. paprika
- 3 Tbs. cumin
- 2 Tbs. onion powder
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp. cayenne
Add all ingredients to a bowl or jar. Stir or seal and shake to combine.
Store in an airtight container until ready to use. Use 2-3 Tbs. per pound of meat.
A Books n’ Cooks original recipe.