Easy Taco Seasoning Mix has eight different spices that are most likely in your pantry right now. This recipe is so easy. There is no reason to buy the store-bought packets ever again!
My favorite ways to use this taco seasoning is in soup, fajitas, tacos, and as a rub on chicken breast before grilling. It’s super versatile since it can work in so many different recipes.
Why make homemade taco seasoning
- You probably have all the ingredients in your pantry.
- When making tacos or southwest dishes, flavor is king. This seasoning adds fantastic flavor to beef, chicken or fish.
- Packets are full of fillers and ingredients with words you can’t even pronounce.
- Making your own allows you to control the heat. You can omit the red pepper flakes if your family prefers a mild seasoning mix.
Ground Beef Tacos
To make tacos with this seasoning, brown 1 lb ground beef, drain, add 2 tbsp of taco seasoning and 1/4 – 1/3 cup water. Simmer until liquid is absorbed.
To use on chicken, sprinkle each side with a generous amount of seasoning and either bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes (time may vary depending on size of chicken breast) or grill for approx 5 – 7 minutes on each side. Remove chicken from the grill when it reaches 165 degrees.
Storing Taco Seasoning
I recommend either doubling or tripling this recipe so that you will have seasoning available for upcoming Taco Tuesdays or Fajita Fridays.
Store the seasoning in an airtight jar or a plastic resealable bag. It will be good for up to 6 months.
How to make Easy Taco Seasoning Mix
Combine chili powder, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, oregano, salt and red pepper flakes. Stir until well combined.
Easy Taco Seasoning Mix Recipe
Easy Taco Seasoning Mix
- 1 tbsp Chili Powder
- 1 tsp Cumin
- 1 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
- 1 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 1/2 tsp Paprika
- 1 1/2 tsp Oregano
- 1 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
- Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container. Yields approx. 4 tbsp.
Sour cream gets a little kick when you add this taco seasoning. Start with 1 tbsp for 16 oz container and then add to taste. It will be a great addition to your next taco bar.