This Homemade Spicy Taco Seasoning recipe is super easy to make and way better than store packages.
Made with spices you probably already have in your pantry, this blend will add a little excitement to just about anything.
Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe
I have many spice blends in my spice cabinet that I make myself. They are so easy to make. I love them because I can get as creative as I want and they can be easily customized for my family’s taste. Plus, I am avoiding all additives, preservatives, and coloring that the store-bought mixes usually have.
This Homemade Spicy Taco Seasoning recipe is super easy and way better than store packages. Made of natural spices, this recipe creates the most delicious dishes ever! It goes on any kind of meat. I’ve used it on beef, chicken, turkey, pork, shrimp, potatoes, as a meat rub (obvi), etc. This hot and tasty blend add a little excitement to just about anything.
I often double the recipe and store it in a big airtight jar so it’s handy when I need it. It’s a great time-and-money saver.
I have come to the conclusion that the seemingly insignificant item can add up over time to my weekly grocery bill. So…here you go, another good excuse to start making your own taco seasoning. Not to mention, that it’s so much easier to use than getting out all your spices.
What is in Homemade Taco Seasoning?
What spices do you need to make taco seasoning?
My homemade season blend is made with all natural pantry spices that you probably already have in your kitchen this very moment, such chipotle chile, ancho chile, garlic, onion, etc… if you don’t have any of them, they are easy to find at most grocery stores.
The flavor of this blend is not the spicy fiery kind. It’s more like mild. A little goes a long way when it comes to this Homemade Spicy Taco Seasoning. So if you want just a little “kick” of heat I recommend using a tablespoon per pound of meat. Feel free to use more or less to tone down the heat or kick it up to your liking.
So quit the store-bought taco seasoning packets and take your seasoning skills to the next level.
It’s delish and healthier!
- 1/4 cup Chipotle Chile Pepper
- ¼ cup Ancho Chile Pepper
- 2 tablespoons Chili Powder
- 3 tablespoons Coriander
- 2 tablespoons Cumin
- 1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
- 1 tablespoon Onion Powder
- 1 tablespoon Paprika
- 1 tablespoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
- 1 tablespoon Oregano
Place all ingredients in a bowl and whisk to combine well. Transfer to a jar with lid and use as need it.
Seasoning will keep for months in an airtight container.
Use 1 tablespoon of seasoning per pound of meat for a mild kick, or more or more to increase the spiciness.
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