Snacking at home on repeats with friends? I am sure tacos, nachos, and chips are your favorites then, right? To make your snacking hour more lip-smacking, why don’t you prepare some homemade DIY Taco Seasoning on the go? Read my recipe for making this easy and best recipe at home.
Making spices at home is my favorite thing to do on weekends.
I generally make them at home, because they are fresh, make the recipe even more delicious, and very importantly, free of preservatives.
Along with Indian spices, I also make some of the popular Continental spice mixes that are frequently used at home.
One of the must-have in my house is this Taco Seasoning.
This one is very easy and you will definitely find easily in your spice box!
Once you make it, you never have to buy those store-bought packets.
Just like our Indian spices, this spice powder instantly enhances the taste of your Tacos, Nachos, Fries, and Wedges.
Hence, the need for making fresh, homemade masala mix, a pound of ground spice blend that goes with a big batch of snacks served in a small bowl makes all the more sense!
You can even experiment with your recipes and add this seasoning in other dishes too, to enhance the taste and flavor of the same.
So, next time you are making Mexican at home, do prepare this Taco seasoning beforehand and store.
Use it whenever you make your favorite Mexican recipes, and it will definitely change the game of your simple recipes.
Here are some Mexican recipes, that you can make for your weekend brunch – One Pot Mexican Rice, Refried Bean Dip, Salsa Chicken, Roasted Fresh Tomato Salsa, Homemade Spinach Tortilla and Instant Pot Refried Beans.
What is Taco Seasoning?
It is a simple Mexican spice mix that is made with the combination of onion powder, garlic powder, chilli powder, dried oregano, paprika, cumin powder, salt, and black pepper powder. Easy, right?
I am sure you will have all these ingredients already in your pantry and if not, these are easily available at any store. So get your hands on it and make this Taco Seasoning.
This Homemade Seasoning is
- Whole 30
- Low Carb
- can be stored for a long time
Why DIY Taco Seasoning?
Packets of this seasoning are easily available in the market but there is nothing like making your own at home.
The store-bought seasonings are loaded with preservatives, added color, and artificial flavors.
Making DIY Seasoning gives you much flexibility to control the quantity and quality of the ingredients used and it is much cheaper to make a big batch at home rather than buying it out.
You can increase or decrease the quantity of salt and chilli according to your taste.
I don’t add cornflour in my seasoning which is almost always there in the store-bought packets.
They add it to thicken the tacos, but I prefer to add cornflour separately if required.
Making things from scratch gives so much satisfaction that is not comparable.
It use very few ingredients and all of these are easily available in a grocery store or you can order them online.
Adjust the quantity of salt and chilli powder according to your taste preference.
You can choose the type of chilli you like to make this seasoning.
- Tacos and Fajitas
- Grilling chicken, beef, fish, shrimp, and vegetables
- Sprinkle on popcorn
Making tacos at home is like seriously not a big deal. And making its seasoning is all the simpler, telling you!
Whether you are making chicken tacos, Crispy Fish Tacos with Cabbage Slaw, turkey tacos, ground beef tacos, taco salad, believe me, this great recipe of Taco Seasoning shall save your day!
So, say bye to the market made packets and open up your spice box:
Simply take a bowl and dump all the ingredients in it and in a blink, this seasoning is ready like magic.
Transfer this fresh, homemade spice blend in a jar and use it whenever you like just like I do.
It can be stored for up to 6 months in a cool dry place but I prefer to make a batch that lasts for 15 days to keep the flavours fresh.
Store this seasoning in glass jars. You can even use a sprinkle jar to make the use easy.
So keep the batch of tacos, your choice of stuffing ready and you already got it made, what’s stopping you now?
Do note my recipe for the same, on that note?
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Step by Step Recipe
Add all the ingredients in a bowl.
Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe
- 1 tbsp Onion Powder
- 2 tbsp Garlic Powder
- 6 tbsp Chilli Powder
- 1 tbsp Dried Oregano
- 1 tbsp Paprika
- 2 tbsp Cumin Powder
- 4 tsp Salt
- 4 tsp Black Pepper Powder
- Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
- Transfer the mix in a glass jar.
- Use as required.