Homemade Taco Seasoning

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Tacos are one of my favorite quick and easy dinners. They’re not fancy — just some meat, spices, cheese and tomatoes in hard shells. Yum. And all my life, I’ve used taco seasoning from a packet.

Until now.

I never realized how easy it is to throw together some homemade taco seasoning. Most of the spices are probably already in your cabinet. You just have to experiment a little with the ratios to find a flavor combination you enjoy. It’s really that simple.

Here’s how I like it, adapted from Tastespotting:

Taco Seasoning

3 parts chili powder
2 parts ground cumin
1 part paprika
½ part cayenne pepper
1 part dried oregano
1 part onion powder
1 part garlic powder
1 part salt
½ part black pepper

Mix all the ingredients together and use however you’d like.

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  1. So would it be like 3 tablespoons chili powder and 2 tablespoons cumin? I just get confused with “parts”.

  2. how much then would you use of this per 1lb of meat?

  3. This is great! I have made my own taco and fajita seasoning and I like it SO much better! Pinned this!

  4. Made this tonight and absolutely loved it! Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Cassandra D. Everhart says:

    It is just excellent to know this information.

  6. Ahh! Finally! Another addition to the meals I am going to prepare for my family. A big thanks to you.

  7. Brielle Luna says:

    I want to stock these on our pantry. I am that kind of person who need these everyday.


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