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Homemade taco seasoning is an easy condiment to make and it’s healthier than the store-bought version. It’s the perfect recipe for Taco Night.
We love taco night in our house. It’s the perfect dinner for people with different tastes, because everyone can choose the fillings they want.
I always include beans, shredded vegetables, shredded cheese, salsa, and lettuce. We have soft homemade tortillas or hard taco shells (Trader Joe’s organic, 3-ingredient shells). Sometimes there’s ground beef or turkey, and I season it with this homemade taco seasoning.
For a half pound of meat, I use 2 to 3 teaspoons of this mixture. This also works well with unseasoned beans, and it brings a great flavor to the meal.
Homemade Taco Seasoning
- 2 tbs chili powder
- 4 tsp salt
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- In a small bowl, stir together all the ingredients.
- Season taco meat or beans with the mixture to taste.
- Store in an airtight container for as long as you would store the individual spices (this is usually up to a year).
Homemade Taco Seasoning Price Breakdown
This recipe yields 5 tablespoons of taco seasoning and it costs $1.03 to make, or $.21 per tablespoon. Store-bought taco seasoning costs $.29 per tablespoon, and it’s full of ingredients like maltodextrin, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, and silicon dioxide. These are not ingredients I want to feed my family, so I’m happy to have a healthy version of homemade taco seasoning.