This DIY Taco Seasoning recipe is just about as easy as it gets. You’re only nine ingredients away from an inexpensive, preservative-free taco seasoning!
Confession: I go back and forth with making my own seasoning mixes and buying convenient store-bought packages. I’d like to say that I always cook from scratch, but honestly – who would I be kidding? Not to mention, I’d be lying to myself.
Why Make DIY Taco Seasoning?
Even though I may buy taco mix packets at the store sometimes, I try to remind myself that making DIY Taco Seasoning is really easy to do. The kicker — no preservatives. When you make DIY Taco Seasoning, you’ll know that all the seasoning contains are the spices you put into the mix yourself.
Now, I’m not anti-preservative, but I am pro-healthy eating. Meaning, I’m not going to hate on eating healthier from time to time — and as long as its fast and easy, I’m going to be all over it.
Plus, not much is faster than mixing up DIY Taco Seasoning. I like to make a big batch of seasoning because I use it a lot. Look at this huge jar I recently made of DIY Taco Seasoning. That’s a lot of packets worth of seasoning!
What’s in DIY Taco Seasoning?
This homemade seasoning mix contains only nine ingredients:
- Chili powder
- Ground cumin
- Sea salt
- Black pepper
- Garlic powder
- Dried oregano
- Onion powder
- Crushed red pepper flakes (these give it a great kick!)
What’s Not in DIY Taco Seasoning?
This homemade taco seasoning mix doesn’t include taco seasoning packet ingredients like:
- Silicon Dioxide
- Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
Nope, just nine simple spices!
How to Use DIY Taco Seasoning
I love to use DIY Taco Seasoning in my favorite 3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Tacos.
Which can also be used in Smothered Beef and Bean Burritos– a freezer meal you’ve just got to try to believe.
And these recipes, too!
- Weight Watchers Taco Soup
- Taco Casserole Recipe
- Walking Taco Recipe- An Easy Dinner Idea and Concession Stand Favorite
- Mini Taco Pizza
With this homemade taco seasoning recipe, you’ll be eating plenty of tasty taco recipes.
Like this Recipe? Try my DIY Ranch Seasoning!
If you’re on a make-my-seasonings-at-home kick, make sure to try my tasty Ranch Dressing Mix recipe. You can use it to make ranch dressing, ranch dip, ranch seasoning, ranch marinade… the possibilities are endless!
- 8 tablespoons chili powder
- 12 teaspoons ground cumin
- 8 teaspoons sea salt
- 8 teaspoons black pepper
- 4 teaspoons garlic powder
- 4 teaspoons dried oregano
- 4 teaspoons paprika
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
- Mix together all spices and store in an airtight container.
- When ready to use, add about 2 tablespoons of seasoning per pound of meat. Add 1/3 cup of water and simmer until reduced.