Easy Taco Seasoning Mix is one of my favorite things! Tacos are amazing, not only because they taste good but they are easy to make as well.
I like to make my own taco seasoning mix because it's so easy to do and that way I also know what is going into it. This Easy Taco Seasoning Mix recipe 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 are 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, brown 1 lb ground beef, drain, add 2 tbsp of taco seasoning, and ¼ - ⅓ cup water. Simmer until liquid is absorbed. I also recommend my Taco Soup with Ground Beef if you love ground beef tacos.
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. Don't forget to check out my One Pot Chicken Fajitas recipe!
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 Recipe
Combine chili powder, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, oregano, salt and red pepper flakes. Stir until well combined.
BONUS- DIY Gift
This also makes a great DIY gift for family and friends! As mentioned before, it's easy to store and will last for about 6 months. It is both thoughtful and useful. Add it to a jar and tie a pretty ribbon or bow around it and ta-da you have a gift that is sure to please!
Easy Taco Seasoning Mix Recipe
Easy Taco Seasoning Mix
- 1 tbsp Chili Powder
- 1 tsp Cumin
- 1 ½ tsp Onion Powder
- 1 ½ tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 ½ tsp Paprika
- 1 ½ tsp Oregano
- 1 ½ 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.