homemade taco seasoning {recipe}


Oh hey!  I'm back, and we're all moved into our home in Arkansas.  Still a few boxes here and there.. but for the most part, we're settled.  We just got internet a few days ago so now I can get back to blogging - so much to write about!

I've been living off caffeine and scrubbing the house like a mad woman.  And Clara has been right behind me making a mess again.  ;)  She's adjusted well to all the new surroundings and moving, and car trips.  I've said it before, but I'll say it again - she is such a good traveler. 

This post I really wanted to share with you the homemade taco seasoning recipe I've come across.  I know there are a few different ones floating around, but this is the one I use and it's spot on.  I used it tonight for dinner, actually, and my mouth is watering from the aroma coming from the kitchen.  In a few days I'll share tonights recipe.

Making your own taco seasoning is one of the easiest things you could do.  It takes next to no time, and you know there aren't any preservatives in it like there is in the packet you buy at the store.  Oh, and it's cheaper and tastes just as delicious.  I normally triple this recipe and store it in a mason jar.  It'll last a long time, as long as it's store in an air-tight container.  But we love mexican food in this house.. so it never lasts long.  ;)

Homemade Taco Seasoning

recipe from Mex Recipes
  • 4 tbsp. chili powder
  • 3 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. paprika
  • 3 tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp. plus 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne peppers
Combine all ingredients in a bowl, and mix well to blend.  Store in airtight container until ready to use.

To prepare taco meat, use 2 heaping tablespoons in place of one package of taco seasoning.  Cook approximately 1 lb. of beef or chicken, add 1 cup of water with the seasoning, and simmer until the liquid is almost completely gone.


  1. Just stumbled onto your blog by looking for the homemade taco seasoning. Thanks for the recipe. Love the jar it's in!

  2. You have the cutest blog & take wonderfullll photos, new follower here :)


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