Taco seasoning recipe
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to taste for spiciness)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients
Collect all the spices and seasonings you’ll need for the taco seasoning recipe.
Step 2: Measure and Mix
In a small bowl, measure out all the spices: chili powder, ground cumin, paprika, ground coriander, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper.
Step 3: Combine
Combine all the measured spices in the bowl.
Step 4: Mix Thoroughly
Use a spoon or a whisk to thoroughly mix the spices together. Make sure the mixture is well combined, so the flavors are evenly distributed.
Step 5: Taste and Adjust
You can taste a small pinch of the mixture to see if it’s to your liking. Adjust the seasonings as needed. If you want it spicier, add more red pepper flakes. If you want it saltier, add more salt.
Step 6: Store
Transfer your homemade taco seasoning to an airtight container, like a glass jar or a small plastic container with a lid. Make sure it’s sealed tightly to keep the spices fresh.
Step 7: Use in Tacos
To use the taco seasoning, brown your ground beef or other protein in a skillet. Drain any excess fat. Sprinkle about 2-3 tablespoons of your homemade seasoning over the meat (adjust to your taste). Add a little water (about 1/4 cup) and stir to coat the meat with the seasoning. Simmer for a few minutes until the meat is well seasoned and heated through.