Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe – This easy homemade taco seasoning mix is made with just five ingredients and with no preservatives! Great for tacos, fajitas, and so much more!
We absolutely love tacos. Hard shell, soft shell, stand up shell, not a stand up shell – it really doesn’t matter. But one thing that I just don’t like to buy are those little packets of taco seasoning. I know, they are easy to use and fast, but I much prefer to make my own homemade taco seasoning so that I know exactly what is in it – and what is not! 🙂
I’ve realized over the years that I am sensitive to some of the preservatives used in store-bought mixes and since I’ve been making my own, I feel so much better! And, I feel better about using my homemade version of mixes in recipes that I serve to family and friends. There is no guessing if the person is sensitive to MSG, or so many of the other chemical-based preservatives and other additives.
Even if you don’t have those concerns, I still think you’ll love this simple, easy, 5-ingredient taco seasoning powerhouse!
It’s just too simple to make not to and it is so easy to make and keep it on hand for a super quick, weeknight supper. I love to mix up a large batch of my taco seasoning to keep on hand in my pantry. Then, I just sprinkle a bit onto meats and vegetables for a super quick weeknight favorite. Adjust the amount to your family’s personal preference and dig in!
It also makes a great housewarming or hostess gift. Just put it in a nice spice jar, along with another jar of spicy brown sugar dry rub, and you have a present that your friends will love receiving and using all year long! I know I sure would!
Believe me, once you make it yourself, you definitely will want to continue making it!
Here’s my Homemade Taco Seasoning recipe. I think you are going to love it!
- 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt (optional)
- Mix all together and store in an airtight container.
From the Add a Pinch recipe archives. Originally published 2011.