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    Taco Seasoning

    This homemade Taco Seasoning recipe is so much better than store bought, and is great for so much more than just tacos.

    It’s a well rounded combination of herbs and spices that you can use for meats or veggies, or for seasoning soups, beans, and so much more.

    Just a quick 5 minute mix of some pantry staples is all it takes…

    Give your taco night a fresh and flavorful makeover with this quick and easy homemade Taco Seasoning recipe!

    Making your own seasoning blends is the way to go. They’re so much fresher than those store bought mixes, which are mostly just salt anyway.

    Homemade Montreal Steak Seasoning is one of our go-to’s for grilled meats, and we use our Creole Seasoning all the time.

    Today, we’re sharing one of our other favorites… taco seasoning!

    Why We Love this Homemade Taco Seasoning

    • It’s customizable. Want it spicier? Add more chili flakes. Herbier? Ramp up the oregano. It’s your seasoning!
    • You control the sodium. Most store bought mixes are basically just flavored salt.
    • The recipe can easily be doubled, tripled, quadrupled, etc.
    • It stores well. If you have an airtight jar, it can last for months.
    • There are so many uses for it. We’ll share some of our favorites later in the post.
    Give your taco night a fresh and flavorful makeover with this quick and easy homemade Taco Seasoning recipe!

    Taco Seasoning Recipe Ingredients

    • Chili Powder
    • Cumin Powder
    • Garlic Powder
    • Onion Powder
    • Oregano
    • Paprika
    • Red Chili Flakes
    • Salt
    • Pepper

    How to Make Taco Seasoning

    It’s just a simple matter of measuring all of the ingredients and mixing them together.

    Transfer your seasoning to an airtight spice jar or mason jar, if you are making a large quantity.

    NOTE: The measurements in the recipe card make enough taco seasoning for 1 pound of ground meat. Adjust recipe amounts as needed.

    Give your taco night a fresh and flavorful makeover with this quick and easy homemade Taco Seasoning recipe!

    How to Use Taco Seasoning

    It goes great as a general purpose seasoning. Think meats, veggies, rice dishes, eggs or beans.

    Storage

    You can store this up to 6 months in an airtight spice jar. It doesn’t really expire, but it loses it’s freshness and vibrancy after some time.

    For best results, keep it in a pantry out of direct sunlight.

    Give your taco night a fresh and flavorful makeover with this quick and easy homemade Taco Seasoning recipe!

    The next time you’re craving tacos, go fresh. Go homemade. You’ll be thrilled at the depth of flavor when you take that first bite.

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    Taco Seasoning, on our Gypsy Plate… enjoy!

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    Taco Seasoning Recipe

    Yield: about 3 tablespoons
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Total Time: 5 minutes

    Give your taco night a fresh and flavorful makeover with this homemade Taco Seasoning recipe!

    Ingredients

    • 1 Tbsp chili powder
    • 1.5 tsp cumin
    • 1 tsp garlic powder
    • 1/2 tsp onion powder
    • 1 tsp oregano
    • 1 tsp paprika (we use smoked)
    • 1/4 tsp red chili flakes
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tsp black pepper

    Instructions

    1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
    2. If making more than you are using immediately, store remaining in an airtight container.

    Notes

    1. This recipe amount is for seasoning one pound of meat. Adjust measurements as needed.

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