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Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Making taco seasoning at home is not a difficult task. All you need are the ingredients, a bowl, and an air-tight container.
Tastessence Staff
Taco Seasoning for Chicken

Ingredients
  • Chili powder, 2 tbsp.
  • Cumin, 3 tbsp. (ground)
  • Paprika, 1 tbsp.
  • Onion powder, ½ tbsp.
  • Garlic powder, ½ tbsp.
  • Black pepper, 2 tbsp.
  • Oregano, ½ tbsp. (dried)
  • Coarse sea salt, 2 tbsp.
  • Red pepper flakes, ½ tbsp. (crushed)
Method

In a small bowl, mix all the above ingredients together and combine them thoroughly. Use this mixture to season the tacos, and store the leftover seasoning in an air tight container.

Taco Seasoning for Ground Beef

Ingredients
  • Cumin seeds, 2 tbsp.
  • Coriander seeds, 2 tbsp.
  • Black pepper, 1 tbsp. (freshly ground)
  • Paprika powder, 1½ tbsp.
  • Mustard powder, ½ tbsp.
  • Garlic powder, 1 tbsp.
Method

In a small skillet, dry roast the cumin seeds and the coriander seeds until they are fragrant and turn a little brown. Use a mortar and pestle to crush the roasted coriander and cumin seeds. Transfer the crushed cumin and coriander seeds in a small bowl and add the paprika, garlic powder, mustard powder, and freshly ground pepper. Your taco seasoning for ground beef is ready. You can vary the amount of paprika used in the seasoning according to your taste.

Easy Homemade Taco Seasoning

Ingredients
  • Cumin, 4 tbsp. (ground)
  • Garlic powder, 2 tbsp.
  • Cayenne pepper, 2 tbsp.
  • Onion powder, 2 tbsp.
  • Sea salt, 1 tbsp.
Method

In a small bowl, put the onion powder, garlic powder, ground cumin, cayenne pepper, and sea salt and mix them thoroughly with the help of a spoon.

Authentic Taco Seasoning

Ingredients
  • Dried red pepper, 2 tbsp. (crushed)
  • Onion powder, 2 tbsp.
  • Cornstarch, ½ tbsp.
  • Garlic powder, 1 tbsp.
  • Oregano, ½ tbsp.
  • Coarse sea salt, ½ tsp.
  • Paprika, 1½ tbsp.
Method

Combine all the above ingredients in a small bowl and blend them well. Store the seasoning in a small air tight spice container.

Unique Taco Seasoning

Ingredients
  • Lemon zest, 2 tbsp.
  • Rosemary, 1 tbsp. (dried)
  • Black pepper, 2 tbsp. (freshly ground)
  • Garlic powder, 1 tbsp.
  • Sage leaves, 1½ tbsp.
  • Coarse salt, 1 tbsp.
Method

In a small bowl, combine the sage leaves, lemon zest, dried rosemary, garlic powder, coarse salt, and freshly ground black pepper. Mix them thoroughly and store in air tight container.

Low Sodium Taco Seasoning

Ingredients
  • Onion powder, 1 tbsp.
  • Chili powder, 1 tbsp.
  • Black pepper, 1½ tbsp.
  • Cinnamon powder, ½ tbsp.
  • Paprika, 1½ tbsp.
  • Cumin powder, 1 tbsp.
  • Flour, ½ tbsp.
Method

Combine all the above ingredients in their correct proportion to get delicious seasoning mix.

Oriental Taco Seasoning

Ingredients
  • Brown sugar, 3 tbsp.
  • Monosodium glutamate, 1 tsp.
  • Turmeric, 1½ tsp. (ground)
  • Dry mustard powder, ½ tsp.
  • Szechuan peppercorns, 1 tbsp. (ground)
  • Coarse sea salt, 1 tsp.
  • Paprika, 1 tsp.
Method

In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients together and mix thoroughly.

Mild Taco Seasoning

Ingredients
  • Onion powder, 1 tbsp.
  • Garlic powder, 1 tbsp.
  • Oregano, 1 tbsp. (dried)
  • Brown sugar, 1 tbsp.
  • Salt, ½ tsp.
  • Ground cumin, 1 tbsp.
  • Cornstarch, 1 tbsp.
Method

Mix all the above ingredients together in a small bowl and store it in an air tight container.

So, now that you know the recipe for seasoning, you can make them the next time you are serving tacos. They taste as delicious as the store brought ones and are much healthier too.
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