Have you ever been out to a restaurant and gotten a burger or a nice steak and tried to replicate that same flavor at home but couldn’t get it quite right? Most of us can’t and its because we aren’t trained chefs. We also don’t have access to the same quality food, equipment, and materials many restaurants use. However, there is one thing a lot of people overlook that can help make homecooked food taste a lot better. In a word, seasoning. Whether it’s a little salt and pepper or garlic powder, seasoned food can make a world of difference.
At our house, we season practically everything, from scrambled eggs to steak to ham and beans. Without seasoning, food is bland and lacks a depth of flavor.
Recently, Kale asked if we had everything needed to make tacos. After a quick look around the kitchen, I realized we had everything except taco seasoning. We’ve made homemade taco seasoning before but never measured it out for recipe purposes. I decided to make a big batch to keep in a jar so we could use it on other dishes, too. In no time at all we enough to use for the tacos plus extra for later.
Homemade taco seasoning is so easy to make. The best part is that it is versatile so that you can adjust it to your family’s tastes. All you need are a few spices, an airtight container and five minutes to make homemade taco seasoning. I’d love to know what you think or how you’ve changed it to make it your own!
Make the Taco Seasoning
Place all spices in an airtight container or jar and make sure to tighten the lid. Shake to mix! This recipe makes enough to use for several servings.
Like this recipe? We also make a great Apple Pie Spice!
- 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
- 1/2 cup chili powder
- 1 Tablespoon onion powder
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 Tablespoon cumin
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
- 1/4 teaspoon chipotle
- 1 teaspoon salt
- pinch of black pepper
Place all spices together in an airtight container and tighten the lid. Shake to mix!
Adjust flavors to taste.
Store in an airtight container for up to three months.