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Do you want to learn how to make your own easy homemade taco seasoning recipe? This DIY spice blend uses only 6 simple ingredients to make the best taco seasoning recipe you’ve ever tasted.
Growing up, Lawry’s taco seasoning was a staple in our house. We had Mexican food frequently, so we’d always have several packets of the popular spice blend on our home. When I moved out on my own, I continued using it because it was all I knew.
However, when we moved to Uruguay there were no ready-made seasonings like that in the supermarket. In fact, there were a lot of conveniences we were used to that weren’t available there (simple things like sour cream and ranch dressing) that we had to learn to make from scratch.
We spent so much time learning to make things from scratch that we actually wrote a cookbook for other expats living abroad (that’s no longer being sold). It was during this time that we developed our taco seasoning recipe. It’s as much of a staple in our home as my paprika chicken spice recipe.
I typically make a double batch of this recipe, which is an entire quart jar (you’ll get a pint jar from this taco spice recipe). That way it lasts us for a few months. We use the taco seasoning in our cooking a lot, so it saves us time in preparation.
This taco seasoning can be used to flavor meat (I typically use ground beef or chicken), vegetables, Spanish Rice or even tortilla soup, which I usually make with our leftover meat from Mexican food night.
Tortilla soup is super simple to make from leftovers. Just sauté whatever vegetables you have in your fridge (including your leftover fixings from tacos), toss in the leftover meat, add your homemade chicken stock, mix in some more taco seasoning and you have tortilla soup. I typically mince up some cilantro and chop some avocado for toppings since we don’t eat dairy anymore.
No matter your favorite uses for taco seasoning, I hope you enjoy my DIY spice mix as much as my family does.
Easy Homemade Taco Seasoning
- Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly then transfer to a pint sized mason jar.