Avoid the additives and learn how to make taco seasoning mix in minutes.
Tex-Mex flavours! Tacos, fajitas, quesadillas . . . kids and adults alike love these fun-to-eat meals! Make your own seasoning mix for these favourite dishes in minutes!
Why bother learning how to make taco seasoning mix?
If you’re on a mission to start cooking more from scratch, making your own seasoning mixes is one place to start. You can avoid the fillers, flavour enhancers, anti-caking agents, and preservatives often found in packaged mixes, not to mention the packaging itself. Making this taco seasoning mix took me less than five minutes, much less time than it would have taken me to run to the store to pick up a package.
You can easily adjust the spices to suit your family’s preferences, too. I am not a great fan of cumin, so I kept the amount to a minimum. If you have kids who don’t like their food too spicy, reduce the amount of crushed red pepper flakes.
How much seasoning mix will this recipe make?
This recipe will make almost one cup of taco seasoning mix. Many recipes call for 3 tablespoons (the amount in one package) so this recipe will season several meals. This mix will last at least six months, if the spices you are using are fresh and you store it in a sealed container.
What other recipes can I use this taco seasoning mix in?
Use this mix to make these popular easy Chicken Fajitas in Foil Packets,
this fabulous Shrimp Fajita Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette,
or my quick and easy Taco Chicken with Guacamole and Fresh Salsa.
I love using this homemade mix to make this popular Skinny Chopped Chicken Taco Salad,
or these Taco Stuffed Mini Peppers!
Spoon some into a small jar and pass it on to a friend. So easy, so quick, and you’ve made one more step toward eating “clean!”
How to Make Taco Seasoning
- Measure all ingredients into a small bowl, stir to mix evenly and store in an airtight jar.
And if you’d like to try another homemade spice mix, see this post: How to Make Cajun Seasoning Mix and bring those spicy Southern flavours into your home!
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