I ran out of my favorite taco seasoning last year. It was going to take too long to have it delivered, and I could not find it in any stores near me. I did the next best thing and made my own. You are going to love this easy homemade taco seasoning because well it is easy; but it also tastes great.
One of the things I like about making my own seasoning mixes is having complete control over the ingredients. I am trying to watch our sugar and sodium intake as I feel it is a good thing to do. One way of doing so is by taking some extra time and making my own seasoning mixes. Most of the ones that are sold at grocery stores are loaded with sugar and salt; we call them the devil.
The ingredients I used in this taco seasoning recipe are super easy to find and available at most grocery stores. I did a double check to make sure I was not eating my words. I am lucky to have an amazing spice store in our neighborhood which is where I purchased these spices. I believe you can order online if you at in an area where it is tough to get spices. The store is called Oaktown Spice Shop. I cannot go in there without spending fifty dollars every time. Do no say I didn’t warn you.
Back to this taco seasoning recipe. It is mild and not too spicy. I used guajillo chilies as I find them more flavorful as well as mild in heat. I did add a touch of chipotle pepper as I like the smokiness as well as a bit of spice. Rest of the ingredients are very basic; cumin, coriander, cinnamon, etc.. I like to use this seasoning on everything from vegetables to fish.
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Easy Homemade Taco Seasoning
** makes a little over 1/2 cup
4 teaspoons ground cumin
4 teaspoons ground coriander
4 teaspoons garlic powder
4 teaspoons onion powder
4 teaspoons Mexican oregano leaves
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground guajillo
1 teaspoon ground chipotle
Place all ingredients into a small bowl and whisk. Pour into a small glass jar that has a good seal. Will keep in the pantry for a couple of months.
I use about 1 1/2 – 2 teaspoons per pound of ground meat.