Whip up a batch of quick and easy homemade taco seasoning for tacos, beans, soup and more! With a perfect balance of flavors, this south-of-the-border seasoning is a handy mix to keep in your spice cabinet. Infuse your favorite Tex Mex food and spice up Taco Tuesday with this flavorful homemade taco seasoning.
Made with spices already in your pantry, this homemade mix comes together in minutes. Double or triple this budget-friendly recipe and you’ll have enough seasoning to last months.
You’ll need a GoodCook Mixing Bowl, a GoodCook Whisk and a set of GoodCook Touch Measuring Spoons to get started. Combine chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper, oregano, paprika, cumin, and salt & pepper in a jar or GoodCook Mixing Bowl and whisk well. When you’re ready to cook, brown a pound of ground beef, then add 2-3 Tablespoons of taco seasoning and 2/3 cup water to the mixture. Cook for about two minutes more and it’s done!
Here’s what you’ll need to get started
- Chili powder
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Red pepper
- Salt & pepper
How to Make Homemade Taco Seasoning
In a large jar or GoodCook Mixing Bowl, combine the chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper, oregano, paprika, cumin and salt & pepper. Whisk well to combine and store in an air-tight jar until ready to use.
- Control how spicy or mild you want your seasoning by adding more or less chili powder. Remember that “chile” powder is a lot spicier than “chili” powder, so make sure you’re using the “chili” powder spice in this recipe.
- If a recipe calls for a packet of ranch mix, use 3 tablespoons of homemade ranch mix instead.
- 1 packet of store-bought taco seasoning is equivalent to 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning.
- Use 2-3 Tablespoons of seasoning and 2/3 cup water per one pound of meat.
- To use as a rub, coat the raw meat with homemade taco seasoning, then cook or grill.
- Like a smoky flavor? Swap out the paprika for an equal amount of smoked paprika.
How long does this store?
Store this spice mix in a sealed spice jar in your spice cabinet for up to a year. Dried spices loose potency and flavor over time.
What Foods Go With Homemade Taco Seasoning?
- Tacos (ground meat or bean)
- Mexican rice
- Rub for steak, chicken, pork or fish
- Salad dressing
It’s so simple to make this flavor-packed taco seasoning. The GoodCook line of cookware, bakeware and kitchen accessories has everything you need to get started. A set of GoodCook Touch Measuring Spoons, a GoodCook Mixing Bowl and a GoodCook Whisk are all you need to whip up a batch of tasty homemade taco seasoning. Are you ready to get started on this spice-infused mix?
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- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1⁄2 tsp garlic powder
- 1⁄4 tsp onion powder
- 1⁄4 tsp red pepper
- 1⁄2 tsp oregano
- 1⁄2 tsp paprika
- 1 1⁄2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
Mix together and store in a cool, dry area. Can be used on tacos, enchiladas, Casseroles, soups, pastas, and more.