How to make Homemade Taco Seasoning

Taco Salad is one of my favorite go to quick dinner recipes. The spicy meat, crunch of the chips, and fresh veggies is a tasty meal. In the past I have picked up packaged taco seasoning for convenience. Turns out convenient sometimes is not so healthy. I came across a homemade taco seasoning recipe from Annie’s Eats. Simple ingredients and just a few minutes of my time and we had homemade taco seasoning!

This a package of the quick seasoning mix I used to pick up. Some of those ingredients I hadn’t heard of and we had been eating that mess.

These are the ingredients to make your own homemade taco seasoning.

4 tablespoons Chili Powder – (My Dad says Gebhardt is the best so he sends it to me from Texas since I can’t find it here in Georgia.)

3 tablespoons Ground Cumin

3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon Paprika

1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons Onion Powder

1 teaspoon Garlic Powder

1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

Mix all the ingredients  together to blend.

You get this pretty color mix that smells so good!

To prepare taco meat I cooked 1 pound lean ground beef, added 2 heaping tablespoons of the spice mix and one cup of water. I cooked until most of the liquid was gone.

For this taco salad I added a can of corn and black beans rinsed and drained. I served up with Tostada chips, avacado, lettuce, tomato, cilantro and topped with cheese.

So fresh and tasty. I love the flavor of this seasoning mix and no more store bought for us! Thanks to Annie for sharing the recipe and stop by her site. She has many wonderful other recipes to share!

It’s all good ~ Donna