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Homemade Taco Seasoning

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Homemade Taco Seasoning without artificial ingredients and much less sodium! Easy to make and store. Saves money over the packaged taco seasoning packets!

Homemade Taco Seasoning without artificial ingredients and much less sodium! Easy to make and store. Saves money over the packaged taco seasoning packets!Homemade Taco Seasoning was one of the first homemade seasoning mixes I learned to make to replace the old faithful McCormick’s Taco Seasoning Packets and the one we had most when I was a kid, Lawry’s Taco Seasoning Packets.

This recipe is meant to taste like your favorite homemade tacos but I am also working on a Taco Bell Seasoning Mix copycat and should have that one posting soon.

Why make your own taco seasoning mix? It is infinitely healthier for you since you are using whole ingredients. There are no added preservatives and artificial ingredients and you can make the mix just one time to keep for use throughout the next few months.

PLUS, it is significantly less expensive.

We buy spices in bulk so mixing up these seasoning mixes is a breeze.

How much water do you add to a packet of taco seasoning?

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To add to your recipe, include 3 tablespoons taco seasoning mix with 2/3 cup of water and stir until well combined.

How much is in a packet of taco seasoning mix?

The question you’re asking is how many tablespoons are in 1.25 ounces, which is about 2.5 tablespoons. Just a bit under 3 tablespoons of taco seasoning mix are included in a 1 1/4 ounce packet of taco seasoning mix.

How do I make homemade taco seasoning?

Its a quick mix of spices including chili powder, cumin, salt, paprika and oregano that you can keep in your spice cabinet for easy use.

What can you use if you don’t have taco seasoning?

Homemade taco seasoning is easy to make and use. Simply mix up the spices and store it in your spice cupboard in a small glass jar, it can keep fresh for up to 6 months assuming your spices are fresh to begin with.

Easy Homemade Taco Seasoning will replace all the taco seasoning packets for less money in just minutes!

Looking for recipes to use this taco seasoning with?

Or if you want my AWARD WINNING enchilada sauce recipe (this is one of my most popular recipes on the site!): 10 Minute Enchilada Sauce

This is another recipe in a series of pantry recipes I am building out on the site. If you have an requests please PLEASE please let me know below in the comments. I have (not kidding here) about 100 recipes on my list of things I make at home and would love to bump your requests to the top of the list.

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Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning without artificial ingredients and much less sodium! Easy to make and store. Saves money over the packaged taco seasoning packets!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 3 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper

 

Directions:

  1. Add the ingredients to a small coffee grinder or food processor and process until all blended and the oregano isn’t in small bits anymore.
  2. Store in a small jar.
  3. Use 3 tablespoons to equal 1 (1.25 ounce) seasoning packet.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 3/4 cup, Serving Size: 3 tablespoons

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 15 Calories
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Homemade Taco Seasoning without artificial ingredients and much less sodium! Easy to make and store. Saves money over the packaged taco seasoning packets!
Easy Homemade Taco Seasoning will replace all the taco seasoning packets for less money in just minutes!

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