Inside: Keep the MSG out of your kitchen with this super easy recipe for homemade taco seasoning mix!
Back when I was still a new-ish homemaker (2011, to be exact), I had planned to make my small family of 4 tacos for dinner one night, when I discovered that I was all out of taco seasoning!
At first, I panicked, thinking: There is no way I want to load up my toddler and infant in the car and make another trip out to the grocery store.
Then I realized: I bet I could save some money if I made my own taco seasoning.
Lastly, it dawned on me: I bet DIY taco seasoning is even healthier than what I’ve been buying at the store.
And I’ve been making my own taco seasoning ever since.
Making your own taco seasoning is super easy and will save you money (not to mention exposure from additives like MSG and other preservatives in packaged seasonings!).
Homemade Taco Seasoning
Yield 3 Tablespoons
- 2 tsp. chili powder
- 1 1/2 tsp. paprika
- 1 1/2 tsp. cumin
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 3/4 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- dash cayenne
Combine all ingredients. Use instead of 1 package of taco seasoning mix. If you follow the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle, this recipe is a FP. This recipe is also gluten-free.
Don't like too much heat? Opt out of the cayenne, and cut down on the cumin.
And in case you’re a visual learner, I uploaded a video on YouTube account to help you out:
Do you make taco seasoning, or other homemade seasonings? If so, please comment with a link to your favorite seasoning recipes!
If you liked this post, you may also enjoy these other homemade spices and seasonings:
All-Purpose Seasoning for Meat and Veggies
Apple Pie Spice
Pumpkin Pie Spice
Herb and Spice Substitution Chart