Real Food For Families

Homemade Taco Seasoning

on November 20, 2013


We have tacos on the menu about once a month and for years I have been mixing up my own seasonings for them. This is real food bragging…”I can’t remember the last time I bought one of those little MSG laden taco seasoning packets!” Sorry. I’ll stop. But, seriously…try making it yourself. It’s sort of relaxing. Lining up all of those spice jars, carefully pouring out little teaspoons and tablespoons full of amazing aromas, making a pretty mosaic pattern in the bowl. Zen…that’s what it is…I don’t really care that you need snow pants for school tomorrow and no you can’t go on the iPad and no Santa will not bring you a sea turtle unless he has permission from us and what’s that, the dog is eating what? Noooo…I’m just ignoring all of that and going about my business, making my own taco seasoning…yes, I am!

(Makes enough for 1 lb. of meat)
~1 Tablespoon chili powder
~1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
~1/4 teaspoon onion powder
~1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
~1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
~1/2 teaspoon paprika
~1 teaspoon ground cumin
~1/2 teaspoon salt
~1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl and store in an airtight container until ready to use.
Use about 2 Tablespoons of the seasoning for each pound of meat. Stir about 1/2 Tablespoon of flour into the seasoning just before adding it to the meat. Brown the ground beef, drain off the fat, then add the seasoning mix along with 2/3 cup of water. Heat over medium heat until most of the liquid has evaporated and it has thickened to the desired consistency.


One response to “Homemade Taco Seasoning

  1. Laura says:

    i am going to do this. and you reminded me that we have not had tacos in a looong time. 🙂

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