Recipe for Taco Seasoning From Scratch
Taco seasoning mixes are usually made with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, chili powder, paprika, oregano, and other spices. This is the best taco seasoning mix recipe and it uses only five ingredients. Read further to see what they are. You likely have them in your kitchen spices.
Easy Recipe for Taco Seasoning – 1 packet – for 1 lb. meat
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 3 tsp ground cumin
- 2 tsp chili powder
- ½ tsp cayenne red pepper
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- Stir to thoroughly combine these spices together. You can increase the amount and make enough in bulk for future uses.
- Set final seasoning aside for cooking with OR put inside a spice jar for future usage.
About This Easy Taco Seasoning Recipe From Scratch
It takes just a few nearly common spices to make this easy recipe. You might already have the onion powder, red cayenne pepper, and garlic powder. The key spices remaining are cumin and chili powder that give it that unique flavor. And, you can save a lot of money making your own.
Recipe for Taco Mix and FAQ
This recipe for Taco Mix gets its unique flavor from the combination of chili powder and cumin. This is one of the simplest seasoning mixes to make. Here are some other unique qualities, benefits, and FAQ about this taco seasoning recipe mix.
What is Taco Seasoning Mix Made of?
The reason this is the best and easy recipe for taco seasoning is because it uses only 5 common ingredients and they’re all just ordinary spices. If you cook a lot or if you prepare Mexican dishes on occasion, you probably have all these spices already. They are:
- Onion Powder
- Chili Powder
- Red Pepper
- Garlic Powder
Taco Seasoning Mix Recipe for 1 Pound of Meat
This recipe covers enough that most recipes call for when using 1 pound of meat. Whether you’re using it in ground beef or shredded chicken, you’ll find this is a convenient and practical use of its predefined volume.
Recipe for Salt Free Taco Seasoning
If you’re looking for an alternative to store bought taco seasoning, try making your own. This recipe will give you a flavorful taco seasoning without any additives or preservatives. Notice also that there’s no salt included which helps with reducing your sodium intake.
Recipe for Taco Seasoning Without Sugar
This recipe for taco seasoning does not use sugar. It also doesn’t use salt nor corn starch.
Recipe for Mild Taco Seasoning – or Medium or Hot and Spicy
Make your own recipe for mild taco seasoning or medium or hot by controlling the amount of two important ingredients. This recipe has a heat flavor level of medium. If you want it mild, cut the red cayenne pepper in half or skip it altogether. If you want it even more mild, reduce the level of chili powder by half. Also, the reverse is true. If you want it high heat, double the red pepper increase the chili powder by an additional teaspoon.
Taco Seasoning Recipe for 1 lb
This recipe is measured for 1 lb of ground beef or other meat for Tacos.
Taco Seasoning Recipe for 3 Pounds of Meat
Since this recipe is for 1 lb of meat for 8 servings, you can adjust it easily to 3 pounds of meat by changing the servings amount to 24. Just tap the <Resizer> button and you’ll be prompted to change the servings number.
How Many Ounces in Taco Seasoning Packet?
Usually about 1 ounce of ingredients is in a taco seasoning packet and a few will have 1.1 or 1.2 ounces but most of the popular, common ones will have 1 ounce. This recipe for taco seasoning mix is a little over an ounce, which is about 1.16 ounces.
How Many Teaspoons of Taco Seasoning in a Packet?
For standard one ounce packets of taco seasoning mix, that is an equivalent of about 6 teaspoons of mix. Our recipe for taco seasoning makes about 7 teaspoons of taco seasoning.
Save A Lot on Taco Seasoning
It amazes me of the high cost of this item in small packets or spice jars from the grocery stores or online. Making your own is extremely simple, you save a lot, and it’s just a darn good seasoning. Yet it’s still a good future time saver to make it in at least a small bulk amount and storing it for future recipes.
Recipes That Use Taco Seasoning
Besides Tacos, there are other recipes that use taco seasoning such as Ground Beef Tacos, Loaded Ground Beef Nachos Grande Supreme and Chicken Nachos Recipe Easy Grande Supreme. It’s also great by simply adding it to Chili to give it a bit of a Mexican flavor. Some will use it for sprinkling on a pizza that has ground beef or chicken.
You’ve uncovered how to make your own taco seasoning mix from scratch. Not only do you save a lot of money, instead of buying expensive seasoning packets, you can save money and time in the future by making it in bulk so it’s ready for immediate use. Just use the “Recipe Resizer”. Also, you don’t have the additives of extra preservatives, or salt and sugar.