April
30 - 2012

Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe

It almost always tastes better when you make homemade taco seasoning from scratch. Not only because it will be tastier, although it probably will be, but because it puts you in the driver’s seat. You know what is going into the food you cook. When you buy pre-made taco seasoning from a in a packet, you are at the mercy of the manufacturer. Creating your own taco seasoning recipe gives you the opportunity to play with different ingredients until you find just the right mix and put your signature on a dish. Start with what you read in a cookbook or on the Internet and build from there.

Homemade taco seasoning gives your taco night a new flare. You can mix your favorite herbs and spices together to build a homemade taco recipe. The only limit is your imagination.

Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe #1

  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp Flour

Combine all these dry ingredients into a clean storage bowl or jar. You can cover the bowl and use the seasoning anytime. Mix it well before you add it to the simmering meat. If the taco seasoning appears too thick, cut the flour portion in half to thin it out. The flour creates thick gravy that sticks when you make your favorite taco recipe. For a variety, take a look at another taco seasoning mix recipe that uses a different combination of spices.

Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe #2

  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt

The basic layout of this taco seasoning mix is similar, but adds a touch of sugar. Just like the flour in the first recipe, you can cut the sugar portion in half if the recipe is too sweet.

To be creative, add different spices to the recipe. For example, use cayenne pepper or hot paprika. You can substitute minced onion for the powder. Recipes are born through trial and error. It is not your homemade taco seasoning until you design it your way.

Whether you use these mixes or add your own personal touches, homemade seasoning is the healthiest and tastiest way to go when making your signature taco recipe.

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