I’ve got The Best Homemade Taco Seasoning to share with you today! No more buying those packets from the grocery store, you’ll have the BEST right at your fingertips.
Easy DIY Taco Seasoning
Taco Seasoning coming your way! I bet you’ve got just about all of these ingredients in your pantry right now. With just 5 spices, you’ll have a jar of amazing homemade taco seasoning ready for your beef, chicken or seafood recipes! It’s actually even really good sprinkled in your scrambled eggs, chicken, beef, pasta and in mac and cheese sauce. Lots of ways to use it!
What You’ll Need
Here are your 5 ingredients you’ll need to get your taco seasoning ready to go. I don’t know about you, but I go through a LOT of ground cumin, so I always have the big bottle at hand from Costco. I make lots of Mexican dishes 🙂
- Ground cumin
- Kosher salt
- Garlic salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Smoked paprika
How To Make Taco Seasoning
Now that you’ve gathered your ingredients, it’s time to make your very own DIY taco seasoning. It will take less than 5 minutes!
Let’s start with the cumin. Right in the bowl! Kosher salt up next.
Garlic Salt and freshly ground black pepper in the bowl. Last but not least, smoked paprika. Loooove this stuff. Make sure you get “smoked.” Makes a big difference.
Look at these pretty spices!! Mix ‘er up 🙂
Place your new taco seasoning in an airtight container and use as you’d like!
Ways to Use Taco Seasoning
Wondering how to use your new spice mix? Here are some of my favorite recipes that use taco seasoning:
You can also mix taco seasoning in with ground beef while you’re cooking it on the stovetop. Use about 3 tablespoons of seasoning per 1 pound of meat.
How to Store
I usually store my taco seasoning mix in a sealed mason jar but a smaller Tupperware works too. It will keep for about 6 months this way.
If you don’t use taco seasoning as often as I do and want to extend the shelf life, you can store it in the freezer in an airtight container for up to 1 year.
The Best Homemade Taco Seasoning
- 1/4 cup ground cumin
- 1/4 cup kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons garlic salt
- 2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
- Place all ingredients into large mixing bowl, stir to combine. Place in an airtight container. Use as desired to taco seasoning on ground beef and chicken breast. Use about 3 tablespoons of taco seasoning per 1 pound of meat.