Quick & Easy Taco Seasoning Mix

by Texas Homesteader ~

Back in ‘the day‘ I always kept several packets of taco seasoning in my pantry for those days I was making Carnitas Tacos. Or Pulled-Pork Enchiladas. Or maybe Taco Soup. Or… well anything Tex-Mex flavored. RancherMan & I enjoy lots of Tex-Mex food, y’all. You know, ’cause that’s how we roll in Texas!

But that was before I started on this simple life journey. I’ve since learned that it’s beyond easy to whip up these spice mixes for myself. Come see…

It's beyond easy to make your own taco seasoning. Just gather a few spices and blend! Come see my easy recipe. #TexasHomesteader

It couldn’t be easier to make your own taco seasoning. The complicated instructions? Get out your pencils, boys & girls:

Just mix all the dry ingredients into a repurposed glass jar & shake to mix! Now it’s at the ready whenever I need it. I typically use 2 Tablespoons per pound of ground meat.

This recipe makes over a cup & a half of taco seasoning. Since we eat lots of Tex-Mex food, I needed to make plenty of taco seasoning. It doesn’t last near as long as you’d think in the Taylor Household… LOL)

But feel free to scale it down to a smaller quantity if need be to reflect how often you’ll be using it.

All these spices were already in my kitchen. Whipping up the taco seasoning took only minutes. It was oh-so-cheap too. And (my fave) there’s NO tiny foil packet to throw away each & every time I use it. It’s all contained in a repurposed wide-mouth glass jar previously destined for the trash by a family member. Heck I even used a cute reusable *Chalkboard Label to easily identify the contents.

Yes, of course I’ll share the recipe with you!

MYO Taco Seasoning Mix

Author www.TexasHomesteader.com

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup chili powder
  • 1/4 cup ground cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 1 Tablespoon black ground pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

Instructions

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients to a jar.
  2. Shake well to mix.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of spice mixture to 1 lb of ground meat.

~TxH~

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6 thoughts on “Quick & Easy Taco Seasoning Mix

  1. Nancy

    I, also make my own taco seasoning. I don’t eat as much as you do, because Kaleigh has suddenly decided she doesn’t like tacos. She had a touch of the flu one time and blamed getting sick on the tacos. No one else got sick but she hasn’t eaten them since. So I just make small batches and put it in a 4 oz. canning jars. I also make my own pumpkin pie seasoning. It also gets stored in the small canning jars.

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  2. ColleenB.~ Tx.

    Super Good Stuff. I make this All the time. My son-in-laws kept asking for me to make more for them, so I finally decided to tape the recipe right to their gifted jar for them to make themselves.

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  3. Patti

    Perfect timing!! I’m making chicken tacos tonight and what mix I had wasn’t going to be enough. I have everything listed on hand. You saved the day!! Hope everyone is feeling better. That virus/flu hit all of us and like you it was no fun….. Thank you, Patti

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    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      This recipe is very adaptable, Patti. We like the flavor of cumin so sometimes I’ll stir in a little more if it suits me. Tweak it to suit your tastes, but I will say – you’ll never buy the commercial stuff again… Bon Appetit! ~TxH~

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