Make Your Own Awesome Homemade Taco Seasoning

Ready to ditch those little packets of taco seasonings once and for all? Making your own homemade taco seasoning is so much easier than you may think.

Skip the pre-packaged stuff, and make your own homemade taco seasoning. Make a batch and have it on hand for all your future Taco Tuesdays.

This quick homemade taco seasoning only has five ingredients, and since you’re making it, you get to control how much of what goes in it.

Plus, it’s easy to put together, and if you use it often enough you can double, triple, or quadruple the amount.

Skip the pre-packaged stuff, and make your own homemade taco seasoning. Make a batch and have it on hand for all your future Taco Tuesdays.

Just, dump it in a jar, shake it up, and stick it in your cabinet for easy access the next time you’re cooking.

Skip the pre-packaged stuff, and make your own homemade taco seasoning. Make a batch and have it on hand for all your future Taco Tuesdays.

My general rule of thumb for seasoning taco meat is two tablespoons per pound of meat. Easy peasy

Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe

Skip the pre-packaged stuff, and make your own homemade taco seasoning. Make a batch and have it on hand for all your future Taco Tuesdays.

I almost feel silly calling this a recipe, because you just literally dump spices into another container and call it a day, but it’ll take your plain, boring meat to another level.

Homemade Taco Seasoning

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No more reaching for packets of taco seasoning, because now you can make it yourself. Make a batch and have it on hand for all your future Taco Tuesdays.

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup cumin
  • 2 Tbs freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbs chili powder
  • 1 Tbs salt

Instructions
 

  • Pour all ingredients into a container or jar.
  • Shake, stir, or mix all seasonings together.
  • Keep container closed when not using.
  • Use 2 Tbs of seasoning per pound of meat.

No more reaching for packets of taco seasoning, because now you can make it yourself.

If you like your taco meat spicy, add some red chile flakes to your batch, to kick up the heat level.

Skip the pre-packaged stuff, and make your own homemade taco seasoning. Make a batch and have it on hand for all your future Taco Tuesdays.

We also frequently use this seasoning mix on chicken or shrimp when we make fajitas, and we’ll sprinkle it on the veggies, too.

Make a batch and have it on hand for all your future Taco Tuesdays.

What to make with your taco meat

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Now that you have the delicious filling, here’s what you can make with your newly seasoned taco meat:

Tacos, obviously. (with homemade tortillas)
Enchiladas
Burritos
Taco Soup
Quesadillas
Nachos
Burritos
Taco Salad
Taco Pie
Stuffed peppers (with Spanish Rice)

What’s your favorite?

Skip the pre-packaged stuff, and make your own homemade taco seasoning. Make a batch and have it on hand for all your future Taco Tuesdays.

Tell me about your favorite way to eat your taco meat in the comments. And let me know if you try this out for your next Taco Tuesday!

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