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Flavor your tacos, salads, and sauces with this homemade taco seasoning

Flavor your tacos, salads, and sauces with this homemade taco seasoning Follow Me on Pinterest Here in California it seems we are always whipping up “taco meat” for salads, casseroles, and even for the occasional taco. It’s a staple flavoring and is always best made at home with fresh ingredients. There is really no better way to add flavor to your food than with a fresh spice. Mixing your own gives you a better freshness guarantee. The fact is, it is a five-minute project to whip up. The recipe below yields one cup — enough to use now and some to store away.

There are as many recipes for “taco seasoning” as there are villages and cooks in Mexico. Adapt the recipe to your own satisfaction.

(TBS = tablespoon; t = teaspoon)

Taco Seasoning Ingredients

  • 4 TBS chili powder
  • 4 TBS paprika
  • 2 TBS ground coriander
  • 2 TBS garlic powder
  • 2 TBS salt
  • 2 TBS oregano Flavor your tacos, salads, and sauces with this homemade taco seasoning Follow Me on Pinterest
  • 1 1/3 TBS cumin
  • 2 t black pepper
  • 2 t crushed red pepper
  • 1 t cayenne

Taco Seasoning Steps

  1. Combine all ingredients in a dry mixing bowl.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Store in a jar with a tight-fitting lid.