A simple and easy taco seasoning that beats any storebought packet you can get your hands on. This DIY Taco Seasoning is the perfect taco fix.
Taco Tuesday has become a tradition in my house. And therefore taco seasoning is a staple.
While I don't use it every taco Tuesday. I can say that MOST Tuesday's come with a sprinkle of taco seasoning.
The disappointment that ensues if Tuesday comes without some variation of taco I can not even describe. So much so, that when my parents came to stay with my kids for a week back in October, my mom planned a taco themed meal to stay with “tradition”. It runs deep. Lol
After constantly buying taco seasoning packets and one day running out I have pause and realized that I could probably create my own seasoning and not be required to have to make a store run if I am missing one of those packets.
This recipe has a little kick. Not much, but a little which is way better than the store bought ones.
If you prefer to go mild you can leave out the red pepper and it would be just as good.
I don't eat really spicy food though, so the fact that I can handle it is an indication of it not being that hot.
With this recipe, you mix it up, jar it up, and set it aside for when you are ready for it. It'll last you through at least a month of taco Tuesday's.
And the best part is that it's made with stuff you probably already have in your kitchen!
Here are the spices in taco seasoning
- Onion powder
- Garlic powder
- Chilli powder
- Red pepper
- Black pepper
How to make your own taco seasoning?
It's so easy! You just combine all of the above. And BAM! You are ready to go!
Like a traditional taco seasoning packet, you add water and let the meat simmer and majically you have taco meat. Just. Like. That!
What can you use this taco seasoning on?
I use it on ground turkey and even chicken. If you are a beef eater, ground beef would be delicious too!
Alright so if you're ready to whip up your own taco seasoning, here's how to do it, and use it!