Taco Seasoning Mix

Easy, homemade Taco Seasoning Mix made from spices you already have in your pantry. Simple to whip up and better than those packet seasoning mixes that are loaded with sodium and preservatives. Make a big batch to have on hand for many Taco Tuesdays!

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I’m not much of a taco fan…I think I had my share of bad tacos in my lifetime to convince me that I just didn’t like them.  I’m more of a fajita girl but even then I don’t usually wrap things up in a tortilla.  I usually just eat it…like stir-fry, but with a fork.  It kind of is like a Mexican stir-fry so it’s not too weird.  Right?  Anyway…the rest of the family are die hard taco fans.  My husband always talks about “when he was in high school…he LOVED taco day….and he would go have seconds and thirds and….” Same story every.time. So, I do my best to make tacos as much as my palate can take it.

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I made them chicken tacos a few weeks ago and used a taco seasoning packet I picked up at the grocery store. And this is the exact moment when I realized why I don’t like tacos.  The seasoning added an overly salty taste….like someone dumped a fistful of salt in the pan when I wasn’t looking.  And don’t even get me started on the weird film that formed in my mouth which left a very unpleasant aftertaste.  I’ll chalk that up to some preservatives that I couldn’t even pronounce.  We suffered through it and ate every last bite.  I vowed to make my own Taco Seasoning Mix and promised everyone that next taco night would be a better.

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And I did….I whipped up my first batch of homemade Taco Seasoning Mix in about 1 minute flat.  Without too much salt and not one smidge of preservatives.  This is the real deal.  I don’t use seasoning packets in my chili or my fajitas so why would I in my tacos.  A few spices to add some heat, one to add a little smoke, a thickening agent that’s gluten-free and you’re good to go.  Shake it all up in a jar and store in your pantry for true taco emergencies.  And the best part is you probably have all or most of the ingredients already in your pantry. Now to create the most amazing taco ever. Game on!

Taco Seasoning Mix Recipe

Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: taco
Prep Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 197 kcal
Author: Kellie

Nothing artificial here, super easy to make Taco Seasoning Mix made with ingredients you already have in your pantry.

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Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons Ancho chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a jar. Place the lid on the jar and shake to combine. Store in an airtight container in your pantry for up to 6 months.
Nutrition Facts
Taco Seasoning Mix Recipe
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 197 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 9853mg428%
Potassium 1035mg30%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 15g63%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 13845IU277%
Vitamin C 4.4mg5%
Calcium 231mg23%
Iron 15mg83%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

4 comments on “Taco Seasoning Mix”

  1. I much prefer homemade taco seasoning to the store bought stuff! This sounds wonderful!

  2. I’m so glad you posted this; I’ve been looking for a great taco seasoning recipe!

  3. This looks fabulous – is this recipe equivalent to 1 taco seasoning packet?? I’m not sure how much of this to use?

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