I have tried different homemade versions of homemade taco seasoning mix, but none of them tasted “just right”. I couldn’t figure out what it was that was making them taste so bland.
But no worries! I found one the other day that is the perfect blend of seasonings. It works great for chicken, beef, pork–whatever you are trying to spice up for Mexican night!
Because of this recipe, I no longer buy store bought taco seasoning mix. I make it up in big batches and keep it in the pantry and then whenever I want to make tacos or fajitas, I simply pull out some and sprinkle it into my meat mixture.
How to Make Homemade Taco Seasoning
This seasoning mix also is great to add to sour cream when you want to make a mexican dip for chips and such. I use it for recipes like my taco salad in a jar.
I’ve learned that by making my own homemade spice mixes at home, that I can save money in the long run at the grocery store. I simply keep my pantry stocked with some of my favorite basic spices, and because I do that, I can create recipes like my homemade taco seasoning mix.
This easy recipe will have you making a ton of tacos this year! It uses basic pantry spices.
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp dried onion
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cornstarch
- 3/4 cup water
Mix all the dry ingredients together and use with your taco meat. Pour the water in the pan and cook just like you would for tacos. The amount above is the same amount that is in one packet of taco seasoning mix at the store.