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 taco seasoning packets 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 in grocery store spice aisles. And I love being able to adjust the spice level and control the salt.
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 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 large batches 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 fill 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!
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!
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 is 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:
- Grilled Chicken
- Salad Dressings
- Homemade Breads
Ingredients you will need to make this recipe
- 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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Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container.
Makes about 1/2 cup seasoning.
Each serving is 1 Tablespoonful.
*If you love spiciness, increase the amount of red pepper flakes and/or cayenne pepper for added heat!
TIP: Spices are available for just pennies at your local dollar store and in grocery store spice aisles.
First Published: September14, 2016... Last Updated: October 15, 2020