It’s easy to make homemade taco seasoning. In fact, you may have most of the spices in your kitchen already! Make a batch of this instead of a taco seasoning packet for easy taco meat every time.
Can I share a secret?
Tacos and I have a thing goin’ on.
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Beef tacos, shredded chicken tacos, pulled pork tacos, mojo tacos, taco salad, taco bowls…I love them all!
Tacos are quick, versatile, and generally picky eater approved.
Tip: Cook double and freeze the extras for an easy grab and heat meal.
Now, there’s nothing wrong with the little taco seasoning packets you buy at the store. But chances are you already have everything you need to make an easy homemade taco seasoning!
Check your pantry for the following. Go ahead, I’ll wait…..
Chili powder, garlic and onion powder, crushed red pepper (or not, depending on how hot you like it), oregano, paprika, cumin and good old s&p. How many did you have?
You just mix up a batch and stir (or shake) to combine. I like to store our taco seasoning in a mason jar with a screw on lid.
If you have kids old enough to measure, this is the perfect time to put them to work! Someday they’ll thank you for teaching them this survival skill 😉
How much taco seasoning per pound of meat should I use?
Generally, you can use 1-2 tablespoons per pound of meat along with 1/4 cup of water. This taco seasoning is also great on chicken tacos and fish tacos!
This is by far one of the favorite dishes I own! 😉
Here are some other recipes for you!
Made with love,
Easy Homemade Taco Seasoning
- 1/2 cup chili powder
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 2 tsp crushed red pepper
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- 1 Tbsp paprika
- 1 Tbsp cumin
- 2 Tbsp kosher salt
- 1 Tbsp black pepper
- Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight jar or container.
- Add 1-2 Tablespoons seasoning with 1/4 cup water to one pound browned meat as you would with regular taco seasoning.