Did you know you can make your own taco seasoning at home using the spices you already have? Seriously! For several years, I’ve just seasoned my beef with paprika, cumin & chili powder instead of purchasing the
Last year, I ran across a recipe to mix up your own taco seasoning mixture from Annie’s Eats. I just now got around to mixing up a jar of it! I thought it would make a perfect “just because” gift or a teacher gift. I mixed mine up in a Kerr jar and attached a tag with the instructions for use.
Homemade Taco Seasoning
4 T chili powder
3 T plus 1 t paprika
3 T ground cumin
1 T plus 2 t onion powder
1 t garlic powder
1/4 t cayenne pepper
Combine all ingredients in a bowl or jar. Mix or shake well to combine. Store in an airtight container.
To make your taco filling, use 2 heaping tablespoons in the place of a taco seasoning packet. Add seasoning to 1 lb beef or chicken and 1 cup of water. Simmer until most of the liquid is gone.