Homemade Taco Seasoning is an easy recipe made with basic spices for just pennies. You’ll love being able to adjust the spice level and control the salt and make this easy taco seasoning recipe in batches. Perfect for gift giving too!
Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe
I'm so done with buying those packets of taco seasoning that cost so much for so little and are sky high in sodium! For just pennies now I make my own copycat taco seasoning.
Spices are available at low prices at your local dollar store and even in grocery store spice aisles. Taco night doesn't have to be expensive when you make your own homemade seasoning.
And I love being able to adjust the spice level and control the salt. A low sodium taco seasoning is doable when you can control the amount of salt you want to add into your spice mix.
Yes, it’s true, you can make this mexican spice blend your very own by adjusting the level of heat and saltiness however you want. That's the beauty of making a recipe!
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I keep my healthy taco seasoning in an airtight mason jar in my cabinet and it always looks so pretty when the mason jar is sitting on my counter. So pretty in fact that friends and family hint that they would love to have their own pretty jar of that seasoning too!
And that's why every holiday season I make a big batch of my homemade taco seasoning recipe, fill those pretty little jars and give them as gifts. You should do the same!
And don't forget to include a copy of the recipe because they'll want to refill their mason jar over and over again!
This homemade taco seasoning for ground beef is also a perfect way to spice up your chicken, pork, seafood and all your tacos too!
Once you have a homemade version of those taco packets readily available in your kitchen you'll never go back to them again!
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Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips
- Save lots and lots of money, go to your Dollar Store for the spices
- Make it mild, add less cayenne and red pepper flakes
- Make it spicy, add more cayenne and red pepper flakes
- Make it low sodium, add less or omit the kosher salt
- Great for gift giving
- Takes just minutes to make and time is precious
- Take pride in making it yourself because you are amazing!
- I made my seasoning powder with smoked paprika for a smoky flavor but you can substitute paprika for the smoked paprika if you prefer
- Keep your spice mix in an airtight container, such as a small mason jar or spice jar. .
- Store your homemade taco seasoning mix in a dry place, such as in your spice drawer or spice cupboard.
- As always, I find it helpful to visit the FDA website for food storage guidelines
Homemade spice blends
Taco Seasoning FAQ's
Why should I make my own taco seasoning?
When you make your own homemade taco seasoning you can:
- Make it mild
- Make it spicy
- Make it low sodium
- Save money
- Give as gifts
How much is in a taco seasoning packet?
There are about 2 Tablespoons of taco seasoning in a packet.
Ways to Use Taco Seasoning
There are so many ways you can use your homemade taco seasoning. Let me count the ways!
This easy recipe is a delicious way to spice up:
- Homemade Breads
- Salad Dressings
Ingredients for a homemade taco seasoning
- chili powder
- ground cumin
- paprika, preferably smoked paprika
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- kosher salt
- dried oregano
- crushed red pepper flakes
- cayenne pepper
Here at Swirls we have lots of taco recipes for you to use your new homemade taco seasoning in.
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Homemade Taco Seasoning
- Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container.