A Spice Rack Taco Seasoning, simple and homemade

So tonight, I found myself in need of some grocery shopping but little motivation to do it.  With just a pound of hamburger in the fridge and several tortillas left, I started to crave some tacos.  Looking around my kitchen, I had the cheese, lettuce and onions, but no taco seasoning.  Knowing that the seasoning blend is really just a mix of spices that I likely had in my spice cabinet, I figured I’d try a DIY, homemade seasoning.

Thanks to WholeNewMom.com, I made a wonderful taco seasoning using just the spices I already have on hand.

Homemade Taco Seasoning


2 Tbsp chili powder

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

1/2 tsp oregano

1 tsp paprika

1 Tbsp cumin

2 1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp ground black pepper

This mixture will make enough seasoning for a few meals, so store it in an air-tight container to use later. If you are used to a pre-mixed seasoning, you can mimic its method and add about 2-Tbsp of seasoning and 3/4 cup water per pound of cooked ground meat and simmer. Though, personally, I used just a little less seasoning.


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