The homemade taco seasoning recipe contains only the right amount of spices! You’ll never buy store-bought taco seasoning again!

It’s taco season, and we’re obsessed with all things taco! With this homemade taco sauce, try Taco Stuffed Peppers, Taco Pizza, or Baked Chicken Tacos.

Taco Seasoning

I’ve kept up my good eating habits and expectations that I set for myself in December. Don’t get me wrong. On our cruise, I ate like an overweight kid and ate more ice cream cones than one should, but I’ve managed to keep a healthier diet at home.

Turkey tacos are one of my favorite meals to make. I make a large batch at the start of the week and eat them nearly every day of the week.

The best food is tacos. Of all seriousness.

I reached into the cabinet for a seasoning packet while preparing my weekly batch of turkey taco meat.

There were none to be seen! What would I do if I didn’t have unseasoned meat? So I got out the machine and started looking for the right seasoning.

All of the spices were in my fridge. It just took a minute to put them all together.

The first dish I attempted was a bit too spicy for me. So I tinkered with it before I find the right taco seasoning just for you.

It was incredible! It’s hard to believe I’ve never made my own taco seasoning before.

It is far superior to store-bought packets, and I am certain that your family will enjoy it as well!

taco seasoning recipe

To make taco seasoning, you’ll need the following ingredients:

This is a fantastic seasoning to which you can add or remove as many or as few spices as you want. There is some extra sun, but it can be reduced to your family’s taste.

  • Chili powder- for extra spiciness.
  • Garlic powder- adds a nice balance and a lighter taste.
  • Onion powder- this is a mild onion taste that you won’t want to miss out on, even though you don’t like onions.
  • Dried oregano- adds a spicy yet sweet taste.
  • Paprika- has a smokey taste and contributes to the colour of the taco seasoning.
  • Ground cumin has a lot of taste and a slight spice to it.
  • Salt and black pepper- a finishing touch to the seasoning.
taco seasoning

How to make Taco Seasoning

This is a very basic recipe, and it comes together quickly and easily, allowing you to make many taco dishes!

In one pound of ground turkey, I use one recipe.

The recipe can quickly be doubled and adjusted to taste.

Tip: To make the meat more tender, add 12 cup of water to the meat and seasonings.

  • Combine herbs in a mixing bowl. In a mixing dish, combine all of the seasonings.
  • Keep it in the store. Put the container in an airtight container.
how to make homemade taco seasoning

How long does taco seasoning last?

This is the most exciting part! Homemade taco seasoning can be stored for up to 6 months.

If you keep your taco seasoning in a cold, dry place in an airtight bottle, you’ll be prepared for life with this recipe!

Your tacos would be grateful!

How to store taco seasoning

Mine are often held in an airtight container, such as a mason jar or an OXO bottle.

I want to double or triple my homemade taco seasoning recipe so that I still have it on hand.

How much homemade taco seasoning equals one packet?

A typical package of taco seasoning contains around 2 teaspoons of seasoning per pound of beef.

This homemade taco seasoning recipe yields enough for many taco meals!

The advantage of making your own is that you can add more or less spice based on how much spice you want.

homemade taco seasoning

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