I first started making my own taco seasoning when I wanted to make tacos and discovered I was out of the store bought packets. Now I make my own every time because it’s simple and I don’t have to worry about what starch or filler has been used to keep the spices from clumping together. While many of these clumping agents are natural, I’d rather not pay for something I don’t need. Plus, corn starch is a common filler in these pre-made packets of seasoning and a lot of people are allergic to corn.
And really, it’s more than just the filler we’re paying extra for, isn’t it? Convenience and colorful packaging add up fast. This recipe cuts all that out, saving you money. Win!
DIY Taco Seasoning Recipe
This recipe for taco seasoning makes enough to season one pound of ground meat or beans, just like a packet of seasoning from the store would. You can make it up in about one minute! It doesn’t get much simpler than that.
- 2 tablespoons organic chili powder
- 2 tablespoons organic ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
- 2 teaspoons organic paprika
- 1 teaspoon organic garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon organic dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground pink Himalayan salt or sea salt
- Small mixing bowl
- Glass jar with a tight-fitting lid
- In a small bowl, mix the chili powder, cumin, white pepper, paprika, garlic powder, oregano, and Himalayan salt.
- Store the mixture in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid placed away from the light.
- Use the seasoning to add a south-of-the-border flavor to eggs and many other dishes.
Can you think of other seasoning packets you could replace with homemade mixes? I would love to have a whole booklet of make-ahead seasonings to share with you all, so be sure to comment and tell me what you’d like to see me post next!