Thursday, August 1, 2013

Homemade Taco Seaoning

August 1, 2013 * The date at the top of the post was the first time this was published.
Happy Friday, friends!!
I am at Haven blogging conference this weekend, but I'm reposting something that I make all the time at our house! Hope you try it. It is so easy and delish!

Have a great weekend!

I have been wondering lately why I EVER bought pre-packaged taco seasoning?!

Seriously! What a total rip off! Not to mention that it usually contains MSG, and other things that I no longer wish to feed my family. 
I can whip up a batch of tacos with homemade seasoning, complete with rice and beans in under 30 minutes. And, my family loves it!

I have seen many versions of homemade taco seasoning on Pinterest, but I adapted mine from a blog that I follow. Clickhere to get Amy's recipe on her blog. I have omitted and changed just a few things in her recipe to suit my taste.

Gather your supplies...
 Spices, a small bowl, and measuring spoons.
 I like to use Organic spices when I can, otherwise, I usually buy most of them at Trader Joes.

 Here is the recipe I use... (after adapting the one on Amy's blog, New Nostalgia.)

Homemade Taco Seasoning

1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes. 
(I use closer to 1/8 so it won't be too spicy for the little guy.)
1/4 teaspoon Dried Oregano
1/4 teaspoon Dried Parsley
1 1/2 teaspoons Ground Cumin 
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper

Combine dry ingredients in a small bowl and mix to combine. 
Use 3 Tablespoons per 1 pound ground turkey or ground beef. 

I usually double the recipe, so I have enough to use for the dinner that I am making, and another batch mixed up that I can store in an extra spice bottle.

Amy suggests quadrupling the recipe and storing the mix in a small mason jar. 
I don't need to have quite that much on hand, and I don't mind mixing up a new batch every other time, so I just double it.

I use corn tortillas for our family, because of my celiac disease. Sometimes soft tacos, and other times hard depends on our mood.
 I use ground turkey for my tacos, and serve them with cilantro lime rice, and organic black beans.
Super Yum!

I also managed to clean out my spice drawer while I was at it. 
That always makes me so happy.
I love order.

Hope you get a chance to try making the homemade taco seasoning yourself! Trust me, you will never want to buy it again!

Have a fantastic week! 


  1. We've started making our own as well. So much better!!

  2. It really is! And soooo much better for you as well! :-)



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