How To: Make Homemade Taco Seasoning

Skip the store-bought taco seasoning packets and make your own at home with this simple recipe!

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Those of you who read the Menu Plan posts I share on Taste As You Go know that I plan a Taco Night every few weeks or so. With the two of us prepping the meat filling -- either ground beef or ground turkey -- and vegetable toppings, Stephen and I can have dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less.

Homemade Taco Seasoning | Taste As You Go

But with each passing Taco Night, I became increasingly displeased with our reliance on store-bought "taco kits" that, let's be honest,  exist merely for convenience's sake. At first, I appreciated having all the taco components -- the shells, the seasoning, and the sauce -- in one place. But then I allowed myself to really think about all the sodium in those seasoning packets, and I started doing some research online and looking for recipes for Homemade Taco Seasoning.

Homemade Taco Seasoning | Taste As You Go

Thankfully, I didn't have to look further than the websites of my favorite food bloggers. Aly from Cooking in Stilettos had posted her recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning back in August, so, using Aly's recipe as inspiration, I created a mixture of spices and seasonings that fit our personal tastes and preferred heat level. And, because I knew Stephen and I would have no problem going through our supply, I doubled the quantities listed in Aly's recipe so there'd be plenty of taco seasoning in the pantry the next time we get a craving for tacos.

Homemade Taco Seasoning | Taste As You Go

I chose to mix up our Homemade Taco Seasoning in a 4-ounce jelly jar. Once I screwed on the lid, all I had to do was give the jar a solid shake, and the jar was short/small enough to store with the rest of the spices in our cabinet.

Making this Homemade Taco Seasoning was ridiculously easy, and I have a feeling this is just the first step in my journey of choosing to make more things "from scratch" in our kitchen over buying pre-made or pre-packaged items from the grocery store.

I hope you give it a try!


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