Ever wanted to make tacos at home but found yourself without taco seasoning? Fear not – it’s dead simple to make taco seasoning at home! And you can even customize the mix to your tastes or health needs! Just start with my base recipe:
2 tablespoons chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
All you’ve gotta do is measure each ingredient and dump it into a Ziploc bag. Once you’ve gotten all the ingredients in, close the bag and shake vigorously to mix. The base recipe makes around 1 ounce, which is good for seasoning 1-1.5 pounds of ground beef. Just brown the beef, drain, add the dry mix and 3/4 cup water and stir well. Allow the mixture to come to a boil, stirring often, then switch heat to low and simmer for several minutes. You can also scale this recipe up and make a huge batch that’ll last for around 6 months in an airtight container.
You can, of course, easily tweak this recipe to your preferences. I like my tacos fiery, so I usually add an extra tablespoon of chili powder, a couple of tablespoons of Habanero Seasoning From Hell, and use 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt instead of 1 teaspoon of table salt (sea salt has a much more pronounced flavor than table salt, so you can use less).