April 22, 2012

Taco Seasoning

Our favorite DIY homemade taco seasoning blend! Full of bold, fiesta flavor for tacos, burritos, fajitas, soup, etc.

We finally ditched store-bought seasoning packets for this quick, homemade taco seasoning! It's a great way to save money and control the ingredients, with no additives or excess sodium. This recipe yields about 3 Tbsp. (or one store bought package). I love making a larger batch (tripling or quadrupling the recipe) and storing it in a sealed glass jar to have ready when needed. If you like a kick, add cayenne pepper and/or red pepper flakes. Ground chipotle is also a great twist - I love the smokiness!

Vegan, gluten-free
Yields 3 Tbsp.

1 Tbsp. chili powder
1 1/2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. paprika (I use smoked)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional - if you like heat)

Measure all ingredients in a small bowl and mix to combine.

Tip: if preparing for later, store seasoning mix in an airtight container at room temp.

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  1. Hi, I love your site. One quick question, if I may, if I put a little extra garlic and onion powders in it, would it ruin it? I love garlic and onion.


    1. Hi Katerina! Glad you're enjoying the site :) Adding more onion and garlic powder would definitely not ruin it - go for it!! It's a pretty versatile seasoning. Hope you enjoy!