Dec 272013
Taco Seasonong

Thanks for joining us as we countdown to 2014 with 5 of YOUR favorite recipes this year! Today it’s time for #3 – DIY Taco Seasoning! You know homemade’s always better, so why not make your own taco seasoning? Plus, it makes meal prep go so much faster, and we all know everyone could use a little extra time during this busy time of year!

Morsels of Life - Taco Seasoning

I was talking to some friends about how to make meal prep faster or more efficient. One way to simplify meal prep is having some components pre-made. (Bisquick, Italian Dressing Seasoning, etc) I know it sounds obvious, but I’m thinking I can’t be the only one scrambling at meal time? Please tell me I’m not!

If you’re anything like me, you like “Mexican” flavors. Well, you’re in luck today. We’re making a cheap, easy, and flavorful taco seasoning! You’ll know every component going in AND it’s customizable to your preferences. For example, we’re not huge fans of cumin. I know it adds a nice flavor, but I certainly don’t want to easily identify the flavor. That’s why you see so much of everything else and just a smidgen of cumin hanging around in the corner. If you like cumin, just add a bit more. :) I also didn’t add any salt to the mix since I like to vary the amount depending on how I’m using the taco seasoning. You can add in salt to the mix or just add it to your final dish. :)

What’s your favorite method to make meal prep go more smoothly?

Taco Seasoning

A quick, easy, and tasty taco seasoning you can throw together in minutes!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: none
Total time: 5 minutes
Yield: 1/2 cup seasoning (~4 packets)

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin, ground
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 8 teaspoons (3 tablespoons minus 1 teaspoon) onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano, dried
  • 4 teaspoons (1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon) paprika
  1. Mix all materials.

  24 Responses to “Taco Seasoning”

  1. I love this idea. I also like how you didn’t put salt in. The pre packaged ones are very high in sodium! Thanks so much for Linking up at Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!

  2. I like that the directions are “mix all materials” haha I think I can handle that ;)

  3. I love the photo of the spices! I think it is great to make your own combination of spices to your own taste! Thanks for sharing.


    P.S. I am now following you on facebook!

  4. THank you for sharing this recipe on Foodie Friends Friday! I’m going to share this on my Walking on Sunshine Facebook page tomorrow! Don’t forget to come back on Sunday to VOTE!

  5. Thanks for coming by my blog and linking up!

  6. It’s always fresher and better when yo combine your own seasonings and no MSG or other preservatives.
    Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.
    Your co host from Nosh My Way

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  7. Love this! Thanks for sharing this! I prefer using homemade seasoning then packaged ones! Stopping by from Fantastical Sharing of Recipes.

  8. Thanks for linking up to Friday Food Frenzy!

  9. This is one of those DIY kitchen staples that I make regularly. Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

  10. Thank you for linking up to Tasty Thursday – you were my most clicked (which I think you saw already!). I definitely want to try this one – it’s different from the one I have.

  11. I made this! & blogged it =) Thanks!

  12. Want to make this to have on hand, but wondered how much do you use for a pound of ground beef?

    • Hi Nancy!

      Thanks for your question, Nancy. I usually use about a tablespoon per pound of ground beef. Since I don’t add any salt to the mix, you may want to season to taste at the end. :)

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