Homemade Taco Seasoning
Avoid store-bought taco seasoning that's chock-full of salt and ingredients that no one can pronounce. Make a double batch and store it along with your spices for easy weeknight tacos.
- 2 tbsp chili powder
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/4 tsp dried red pepper flakes
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
Measure all the ingredients into a small jar or air tight container. Shake it up to give it a good mix. Store until ready for use.
Use 2-3 tbsp per 1 lb of meat.
For ground beef tacos: once the meat is cooked, add 2-3 tbsp of seasoning and 1/2 cup of water. Cook until water has reduced to half and is thickened.
If you are sensitive to heat, omit the red pepper flakes. If you like a little bit of a kick, add another 1/4 tsp!