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.
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.
Just, dump it in a jar, shake it up, and stick it in your cabinet for easy access the next time you’re cooking.
My general rule of thumb for seasoning taco meat is two tablespoons per pound of meat. Easy peasy
Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe
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
- 1/4 cup garlic powder
- 1/4 cup cumin
- 2 Tbs freshly ground black pepper
- 2 Tbs chili powder
- 1 Tbs salt
- 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.
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
Now that you have the delicious filling, here’s what you can make with your newly seasoned taco meat: