This DIY taco seasoning is made using simple ingredients and in under 5 minutes. You will never go back to the store-bought once you make it at home (vegan, gluten-free).
If you are on a Mexican cooking spree, then try some of my other favorite recipes too – One-Pot Mexican Rice, Refried Bean Dip, Salsa Chicken, Roasted Fresh Tomato Salsa, Homemade Spinach Tortilla, and Instant Pot Refried Beans.
About This Recipe
Taco seasoning is a popular Mexican spice mix that is prepared with a combination of onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, dried oregano, paprika, ground cumin, salt, and ground black pepper.
Making taco seasoning at home is super easy and quick. All you have to is to dump all the ingredients in a bowl or a mason jar and mix them together.
This spice powder is very versatile and can be used in multiple recipes. It will instantly enhance the taste of your tacos, nachos, fries, and wedges.
This homemade taco seasoning is much better than the store-bought seasoning, as it is fresh, prepared with high-quality ingredients, free of preservatives and artificial colors. It is also customizable. You can also adjust a specific ingredient to suit your taste buds in this spice mix.
Make it at home is also very economical. You can half, double, or triple the recipe according to your requirement.
This homemade seasoning is,
- Whole 30
- Low Carb
- Great to store for a long time
It use very few ingredients and all of these are easily available in a grocery store or you can order them online.
The chili powder that I have used is the American chili powder which is mild in taste and bright red in color. If you are using other chili powders that are hot, you can decrease the amount.
Adjust the quantity of salt and chilli powder according to your taste preference.
I have used smoked paprika but you can use sweet paprika too.
How to make Taco Seasoning?
Add 1 tbsp onion powder, 2 tbsp garlic powder, 6 tbsp chili powder, 1 tbsp dried oregano, 1 tbsp smoked paprika, 2 tbsp ground cumin, 4 tsp salt and 4 tsp ground black pepper in a medium size mixing bowl.
Mix it well using a spoon or a wire whisk. Store in a clean airtight container in a cool dry place for upto 6 months or refrigerate for upto a year.
This flavourful seasoning can be used to make
- Tacos, burritos and fajitas
- Nachos, crackers and chips
- As a rub for grilled chicken, beef, fish, shrimp and vegetables
- Mexican Rice and Beans
- Savory tarts
2 tablespoon of this homemade taco seasoning is equal to one packet of store bought seasoning.
Use 2 tbsp for marinating 1 pound of meat. Add some water or oil to make a paste if you are using it to marinate meat or veggies.
If kept properly stored in an air-tight container in a cool and dry place, this seasoning will last for about 6 months at room temperature. You can store it in a mason jar or zip locks
If you want to increase its shelf life, then refrigerate it. It will last for more than a year in a refrigerator.
Always use a clean and dry spoon, while taking out the seasoning from the container and put on the lid after every use.
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Taco Seasoning Recipe
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 2 tablespoon garlic powder
- 6 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
- 2 tablespoon ground cumin
- 4 teaspoon salt
- 4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Add 1 tbsp onion powder, 2 tbsp garlic powder, 6 tbsp chili powder, 1 tbsp dried oregano, 1 tbsp smoked paprika, 2 tbsp ground cumin, 4 tsp salt and 4 tsp ground black pepper in a medium size mixing bowl.
- Mix it well using a spoon or a wire whisk. Store in a clean airtight container in a cool dry place for upto 6 months or refrigerate for upto a year.