I hate using the premade packets of taco seasoning from the store for two big reasons. Wait, three reasons. They’re overpriced and a waste of money. They’re way too high in unnecessary sodium. Lastly, they have all sorts of ingredients in them that are simply to make the product shelf stable. These ingredients have no nutritional value and we really don’t need to be ingesting them if we can avoid it, right? I kinda think so.
This recipe is very simple and includes spices most of us have on hand. My daughter usually helps me with making these DIY spice mixes and this is a great way to get kiddos involved in the kitchen.
The spices you need to make homemade taco seasoning are: chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano, paprika, and onion powder. Combine the spices, mix well and you’re done! Easy as can be and way better for you! This recipe makes about 1/3 cup, if you use a lot of taco seasoning I would make a double or triple batch. I store mine in a labeled zip top baggie in the pantry. This seasoning is great to add to ground beef or chicken you’re preparing for tacos, burritos, etc. Use about two tablespoons per pound of meat.