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Taco Seasoning; Homemade from scratch

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Homemade Taco Seasoning

Okay, I admit it, I’m fussy about using packaged seasonings, they often lack flavour and have way too much salt. I much prefer to take a few minutes and make Taco Seasoning; homemade from scratch.   I also like the flexibility of being able to adjust the proportion of spices to our families taste.   For example I love ground cumin, so my personal preference is to make a big batch of  this season mixture and have it on hand for all my recipes.

Making Taco Seasoning; Homemade from scratch

It’s super easy to make seasoning mixes from scratch, and this Taco Seasoning is no exception.   If you’re family likes Mexican and Tex Mex like we do, I recommend doubling the recipe and having it on hand for easy meal prepping.   For me, any part of  cooking that is prepaheadable is a bonus.  Having a stock of my most used Seasoning Mixes is something I rely on to make Meal prepping faster so I generally make big batches, and store them.   Mason jars with lids are my personal choice, but you can use smaller spice jars if space is limited.

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Taco Seasoning; Homemade from scratch

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Prep Time 3 hours 11 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 11 minutes


  • 1/2  cup  chili powder
  • tablespoons  cumin
  • tablespoon  parsley flakes
  • tablespoon  garlic powder
  • tablespoon  onion powder
  • tablespoon  salt
  • teaspoons  cayenne pepper
  • teaspoons  black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried minced garlic
  • 1 tsp dried minced onion
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch ** this is the thickener for the mix


  • In a small bowl combine all seasonings,
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We love Tex Mex food at our house and this seasoning mix will keep up 6 months if it’s stored in an airtight jar in your cupboard.  You will enjoy the freshness of this Homemade from Scratch Taco Seasoning compared to store bought, you can control the amount of salt that you use.    Do you love Tex Mex food?  Try any of these delicious Tex Mex meals that my family asks for again and again.

Suggested Tex Mex Recipes:

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By on September 28th, 2018
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