Something new I learned this weekend? Homemade taco seasoning is better than the store bought packet of seasoning in every way! I suspected it would be and I have no good answer for why it took me such a long time to finally make my own. I’ll go with ‘because we don’t cook Mexican food that often’. However, that might be a change in our menu around here now that I have a healthy and cost effective way to make a delicious seasoning! Not to mention, it takes about 5 minutes to make and you probably already have all the ingredients in your cupboard!
And of course, I had to buy some cute airtight jars to store the seasoning in so I picked up a couple at my favorite nearby store! Yes…Crate and Barrel 🙂 I decided to make this seasoning now, because I wanted to use it in a dressing for a southwestern chopped chicken salad; that yummy recipe will be added soon so stay tuned!
Homemade Taco Seasoning
*Makes one ounce, double or triple as needed
- 1 Tbsp Chili Powder
- 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/4 tsp Onion Powder
- 1/4 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
- 1/4 tsp Dried Oregano
- 1/2 tsp Paprika
- 1 1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Black Pepper
- In a small bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well.
- Store in an airtight container and use in salad dressings or as the packet of seasoning would be used with meats, etc.
As always, thanks for reading!!