The next time you crave tacos, don’t reach for that store-bought packet, whip up this flavorful Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix full of authentic spices instead. It is great in beef, chicken, or even fish taco recipes.
Seasoning mixes are one of the easiest things to make at home. You control the flavor and salt content, making them a much healthier alternative to store-bough mixes. A big batch of taco mix is stashed in the casa kitchen at all times. Just whip it, then store in an airtight container in the pantry.
Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix
This Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix is excellent with beef, chicken, or turkey for flavorful tacos anytime! My biggest tip is to mix the seasoning into the meat before you brown it. The heat of the skillet helps release the flavor of the seasonings. You can also add a dash of this seasoning mix to pinto or black beans for a bump in taste.
Once you get this easy spice mix recipe down pat, then you can focus on other easy-to-make seasoning mixes. A few suggestions are a spice rub good for pork, or maybe a lemon pepper mix. What spice blend could you make at home? Share ideas in the comments!
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- 2 tablespoon chili powder
- 1½ teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon Mexican oregano (substitute regular oregano)
- ½– 1 teaspoon red pepper flake
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- Mix all ingredients together, store in an airtight container. Use approximately 1 tablespoon of seasoning for every ½ pound of meat, adjust based on personal taste.