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Ok ok, I know that I’ve been a little taco-obsessed last week. But I can’t help myself. Scratch that, I don’t want to help myself.
I LOVE TACOS!!!
And I especially love good homemade taco recipes, especially when they’re made with my favorite homemade taco seasoning recipe. So last week when I was making my Skinny Slow Cooker Taco Soup recipe, I decided to whip up a fresh batch and snap a few photos to share with you.
But why make taco seasoning mix homemade? Well, first of all I’m pretty bad at keeping seasoning mixes on hand, so I often end up improvising them anyway so as not to overflow my spice cabinet. But lots of store-bought taco seasoning mixes are full of preservatives, artificial colors, flour (making them not gluten-free), and may be more or less spicy than you’d like. So to avoid all of those things and customize your perfect flavor combos, I highly recommend making homemade taco seasoning! It’s easy, cheap, and perfect for helping feed your taco obsession. And it’s also perfect for gifting to your taco-loving friends.
So open your spice cabinet and make a batch with me!
Homemade Taco Seasoning Ingredients:
To make this homemade taco seasoning recipe, you will need the following spices:
- chili powder (*note that this is American-style chili powder, which is a mix of spices and not cayenne)
- ground cumin
- garlic powder
- paprika (I prefer smoked paprika)
- dried oregano
- onion powder
- fine sea salt
- black pepper
- crushed red pepper flakes (or a pinch of ground cayenne)
How To Make Taco Seasoning:
To make homemade taco seasoning, simply…
- Combine the ingredients. Combine them in a small jar and shake or stir until evenly combined.
- Seal and store. Cover with a lid and store for up to 1 year.
This homemade taco seasoning recipe can be made in minutes. And it’s also preservative-free, gluten-free and easily customizable. So much better than storebought taco seasoning mix!
- Combine ingredients. Add all of the ingredients to a small jar and stir (or shake) until evenly combined.
- Store. Use immediately or cover and store for up to 1 year.
Chili powder: Please note that this recipe uses American-style chili powder, which is actually a blend of spices and very different than cayenne (as well as many other types of chili powders sold internationally).