If tacos are in your menu plan as much as they are in ours, then you use a lot of taco seasoning. You can get taco seasoning pretty cheap at the store most of the time, but it usually contains a lot of sodium and not many actual spices. Here is an easy taco seasoning mix I make. This flavorful taco seasoning mix can be made in bulk and store in a container to use with many taco and Mexican dishes.
Homemade Taco Seasoning
Ingredients for Taco Seasoning:
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder (optional, stay tuned I’ll tell you why)
1/4 teaspoon oregano (Mexican oregano if you can find it)
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon turmeric (optional if you have it, if not skip it)
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
How to make Taco Seasoning:
1. Look in your spice cabinet and search for all these spices. This is what take so long to make this. I usually quadruple this recipe to have some on hand to use in other dishes besides tacos.
2. Measure taco seasoning ingredients in a small bowl and mix thoroughly and store in an air tight container. See the Turmeric container in the picture, I use these for my homemade seasonings.
I sometimes omit the garlic powder and onion powder, since I like to use fresh. We need to feed five here at times, so I will add a 1/2 to a whole onion while browning the meat. This helps stretch the meat and a great way to sneak in a veggie for dinner. All the onion does is add more flavor and will make a pound of meat turn into a pound and half easily to feed more.
We also love to make biscuit empanadas using homemade biscuit mix and taco seasoning in this recipe for a quick and easy meal idea. Follow me on Twitter or for more inspiration follow me on Pinterest. Please link and share any recipe you like to make using taco seasoning.