Homemade Taco Seasoning
Taco seasoning is a staple in my spice cabinet – we like to have taco night at least once every other week (often once a week). Taco seasoning is also great to have on hand for various soups and chilis, to sprinkle on chicken breasts when cooking them in the crockpot, and it’s great on homemade baked tortilla chips for a little extra flavor.
I’m not a huge fan of those little envelopes of taco seasoning sold at the grocery store. I prefer homemade taco seasoning because I can control the flavor and heat level, and avoid the added preservatives at the same time. Besides, it’s just so much fun to see pretty little jars of homemade seasoning mixes in my spice cabinet.
- 2 TBS chili powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder (optional – it’s pretty spicy so a little goes a long way, but it adds a nice smokiness)
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp paprika
- 3 tsp ground cumin
- 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl until well mixed. Store in an airtight container. Use in place of storebought taco seasoning in your favorite recipes.