This easy homemade taco seasoning is made up of only seven ingredients that you probably already have on hand! You can use this homemade taco seasoning mix for ground beef, ground turkey or even ground tofu! It is gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and Paleo.
Have you ever made homemade taco seasoning? It is actually super simple and can be made in huge batches so you can save it for later!
When I first started eating gluten-free I noticed that all of the taco seasoning packets actually contained wheat! How was I supposed to make tacos if I do not have any taco seasoning?!
After a little experimentation I came up with this super simple homemade taco seasoning recipe. It can be whipped up in about 5 minutes and I bet you already have all of the spices that are needed.
What Spices do You Need to Make Homemade Taco Seasoning?
While there are many variations of homemade taco seasoning out there on the internet, this is my personal favorite combo of ingredients. Since I know I will almost always have these spices on hand, it makes whipping up a batch of tacos so much easier!
- Paprika (I like to use the regular paprika, not the smoked variety.)
- Chili Powder
- Garlic Powder
- Cayenne Pepper (You can adjust this to your spice level preference.)
This homemade taco seasoning recipe is rather versatile. Normally I use it when I am cooking ground beef or ground turkey, however, I am sure ground chicken or tofu would work great as well!
How Long Does Homemade Taco Seasoning Last?
Since it is made from spices that generally have a long shelf-life, this taco seasoning can last for a very long time. I like to store my homemade taco seasoning mix in air-tight acrylic containers like these found on Amazon.com. A plastic zip-top bag would work great, too!
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Homemade Taco Seasoning
Make your own taco seasoning mix and ditch the package.
- 3 Tbsp cumin
- 3 tsp paprika
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- Mix all ingredients until combined.
- Store taco seasoning in an airtight container until ready to use.
*This recipe makes enough seasoning for two pounds of ground meat or tofu.
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