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Homemade taco seasoning is easy to make at home, for much less money than the cost of packaged taco seasoning. Use fresh spices and our homemade taco seasoning recipe to stock your pantry with homemade seasoning for tacos and other favorite Mexican recipes.
Tacos are a quick and easy dinner solution and a family favorite. Using homemade taco seasoning for ground beef or turkey creates flavorful meat, and it can be spiced according to your family’s tastes! In addition to tacos, you can add taco seasoning to chili, enchiladas, or even as part of a marinade for carne asada.
Homemade Taco Seasoning Ingredients
There are just a few necessary ingredients to make taco seasoning. Chili powder, cumin, onion powder, paprika, and salt are the standard ingredients used. Some taco seasoning recipes also call for the use of cayenne pepper, oregano, and cilantro. Obviously, your preference of spice level plays a factor into which spices to use, and the quantities you will use.
To save the most money, you can purchase your spices in bulk, but only do so if you are certain that you will use the spices within six months. After that time, many fresh spices begin to lose their potency and should be replaced. Wholesale food clubs such as Sam’s Club, Costco, or BJ’s carry commercial sized containers of spices. If you have friends or family members who also want to make their own taco seasoning mix, you can purchase and share the spices.
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How to Make Homemade Taco Seasoning
Homemade Taco Seasoning
- Mix all ingredients together and use taco seasoning for all your favorite Mexican recipes.
- Store in an airtight container up to 6 months in a cool and dry place.
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