{fast friday} Taco Seasoning Mix

Taco Seasoning Mix | The Gluten Free Vegan

A lot of the commercial taco seasoning packets contain gluten and other chemical ingredients for preservatives and who knows what else. I find the store-bought seasonings are also usually high in salt yet low on flavor. I like making my own seasoning because I can control the ingredients and the flavor is so much better. Yes, I am ‘one of those’ people.

This recipe calls for 3 teaspoons of salt. I used Himalayan pink sea salt because that’s the first sea salt I grabbed when throwing this together. You can use any kind of sea salt or even kosher salt if you prefer. If you’re following a low-sodium diet you can reduce the amount of salt to your own needs and I am confident the flavor will still be amazing.

Commercial taco seasoning packets usually contain a thickener so that your ‘taco meat’ mixture thickens. If your recipe needs a bit of thickening I’d add a bit of cornstarch to your taco seasoning before mixing it into whatever you’re cooking.

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Taco Seasoning Mix
 
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Skip the junk in the store bought taco seasonings and make your own. It’s inexpensive and you control all the ingredients.
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Recipe type: Spices & Seasonings
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: ½ cup
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 3 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 4½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • 3 teaspoons onion powder
  • 3 teaspoons sea salt
  • 3 teaspoons garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Store in a cool dark place in tightly-sealed in a glass jar.

 

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8 Responses to “{fast friday} Taco Seasoning Mix”

  1. July 12, 2013 at 10:14 am #

    Thank you for this! I just bought a packet of taco seasoning the other day and kind of cringed at myself, knowing I could easily make my own better-for-me version. And I was right…I have every one of those spices on hand.

    Going to make a jar of this this weekend.

    -Rachel

    • July 13, 2013 at 6:55 pm #

      Hope you like it as much as we do Rachel. The great thing is you can adjust the seasonings to match your own tastes if you want more or less spice, cumin, etc.

      Have an excellent rest of your weekend! :)

  2. raylene
    July 13, 2013 at 10:31 pm #

    i have been looking for this recipe for a long time :) THANK YOU!!!! :)

    • July 16, 2013 at 12:01 am #

      You’re welcome Raylene! Hope you guys like it. :)

  3. Helen
    September 21, 2013 at 11:28 am #

    How much do you use with 1lb of ground beef?

    • September 21, 2013 at 3:17 pm #

      It’s been so long since I’ve cooked with ground beef but I would start with 1 teaspoon and go up from there. It’s easy to add more, not so easy to take away. ;-)

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