Taco Seasoning From Scratch

words by: Merissa A. Alink

 

Taco Seasoning is a basic staple in our house. You might be surprised at how easy it is to make your own taco mix from scratch, but why would you want to? There are so many good reasons to make your own homemade seasonings and mixes! The ability to know exactly what’s in them, to avoid MSG and fillers, to customize your own flavor combinations or adjust ingredients for allergies, to enhance flavors, and to save money.

Whatever your reason, you will enjoy this taco seasoning from scratch recipe. It’s easy to follow and great to have on hand to enjoy with everything; from tacos to dips.

What You Need: 

  1/4 c. Onion (minced)

  2 T. Chili Powder

  2 t. Paprika

  2 t. Red Pepper Flakes (crushed)

  11/2 t. Oregano (dried)

  1/2 t. Marjoram

  1 T. Salt

  1/4 t. Pepper

  2 T. Cornstarch

  1 T. Garlic (minced)

  1 t. Cumin (ground)

Instructions: 

Mix all the ingredients together and store in an airtight container. Use 2 tablespoons of mix per pound of beef, chicken, or anything else! You can also use this to flavor your favorite meat recipes, taco salad, or other meat dishes!

This recipe for taco seasoning makes the equivalent of 6 store-bought packets. You can store it in spice jars, or simply put it into small mason jars. Just seal it with a plastic lid and label it.

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