Buying taco seasoning is pricey and when you have the ingredients in your own home, why not just make a batch that’ll last you days. Your own seasoning is also lower in salt content. Here’s our family recipe that we’ve used for the past year, and sometimes the amounts of each ingredient change a little, based on just how much we have in the spice rack. We buy our spices in bulk, too, to save money, have a zero waste kitchen, and so we don’t accumulate a lot of those little plastic bottles.
Taco Seasoning (makes about 1 2/3 Cups)
- ½ Cup chili powder (we sometimes use speciality chili powders we find in Mexico. Go with your favorite!)
- 1/3 Cup cumin
- 3 teaspoons garlic powder
- 3 teaspoons onion powder
- 1 Tablespoon coarsely ground pepper
- 2-3 Tablespoons ground coriander seeds
- 2 Tablespoons paprika (sometimes we add smoked paprika)
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons salt (feel free to add more if you like your seasoning salty)
- 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
- 2 teaspoons oregano (we like Mexican oregano)Enjoy!