Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe
Make your own Taco Seasoning at home in minutes with a few common pantry spices. It's cheaper and tastier than store-bought, and you can easily customize it if you want to.
Servings 16 servings
- 1/4 cup chili powder
- 2 tablespoons cumin
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 2 teaspoons ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch (optional, see note 1)
In a small bowl, whisk together chlii powder, cumin, paprika, coriander, cayenne pepper, and salt to taste (I like 2 teaspoons). Whisk in cornstarch if desired.
- Cornstarch: This is a thickening agent found in store-bought packets. It's totally optional.
- To make tacos: Add 2 tablespoons of seasoning for every pound of ground meat. 2 tablespoons seasoning is equivalent to one packet of store-bought.
- Yield: This recipe makes 1/2 cup taco seasoning (without salt or cornstarch). Assuming 2 tablespoons of seasoning per pound of meat, the full recipe as written is enough taco seasoning for 4 pounds of ground meat.
- Storage: Store covered in a cool, dark place and use within 6 months.
Serving: 1.5teaspoons | Calories: 18kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1373IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg