It’s your favourite day of the week, Taco Tuesday. You get home and get ready to make one of your favourite Mexican dishes, only to realize that you’re out of Taco Seasoning. You know, those little .75¢ packages that you either have 800 of with no intention of making anything taco related, or exactly none when you need them.
Never fear! Making your own DIY Taco Seasoning is probably one of the easiest things ever, takes only a minute, and stores well in your pantry for a fraction of the cost of a single use grocery store packet.
This recipe is awesome for many reasons, and one of which is the fact that it’s super easy to customize. I typically make a big batch (just simply make 3 – 4x the recipe) and store it in a cute airtight jar, but you can also make just a single serve batch if that’s all you need. Additionally, you can play around with the amount of spices to tailor to your likes — also, try using different types of powders to enhance the flavour. I use Smoked paprika in almost everything as it has an amazing flavour, however Chopotle chili or Ancho chili add some smoke to this recipe.
- 1 Tbsp. Chili powder
- 1 tsp. Ground cumin
- 1 tsp. Garlic powder
- 1 tsp. Smoked paprika
- ½ tsp. Oregano
- ½ tsp. Onion powder
- ¼ tsp. Salt
- ¼ tsp. Black pepper
- ¼ tsp. Crushed red pepper flakes
- Add all ingredients to airtight container
- Put lid on container and shake until well combined
- Store for up to 6 months