DIY Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

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Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix Recipe

When our family really started getting nitty gritty on our health from the foods we eat and watching different additives, I starting searching ways to fill my spice and seasoning racks (labeled mason jars) with loaded of fresh herbs, seasoning mixes and dehydrated goodness without all the preservatives! One seasoning mix that was a must in our home was taco seasoning. As you know there are so many varieties, so I wanted one I could use for any Mexican/ taco dish and just give it a little extra zing when needed. If I were to compare the “on market brands”, I would say this is closest to the McCormick brand.

Here is a smaller batch.

  • 2 Tablespoons Chili Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Paprika
  • 2 teaspoons Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of Coriander
  • 1 teaspoon of Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Onion Powder
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons of Black Pepper

Store in an air tight container. When you are ready to use your seasoning, simply add 2 Tablespoons of seasoning per 1 pound of burger, along with 1/2 Cup of water. Mix and bring to a boil. Simmer to coat the meat with seasoning.

As you can imagine, I do 5X this recipe for my spice rack jars. It’s wonderful to have on hand if your household tends to enjoy Mexican dishes. It is also wonderful if you dehydrate your own spices and/or buy bulk or fresh at your local market. It really does just make that amazing dish, even better!

Happy Cooking!