Taco Seasoning Mix Recipe

Taco seasoning mix recipe - Make your own and save!

Making your own Taco seasoning mix is incredibly simple. Moreover, the mix is far healthier than store-bought mixes. And did we mention that it is cheaper!?! Once you try this, you may never buy taco seasoning again.

First, let’s just jump in with the recipe. After that, you can read about the benefits of homemade taco seasoning mix.

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Taco seasoning mix recipe - Make your own and save!

Taco Seasoning Mix Recipe

  • Author: Bobguy | Today in the Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 3 packets 1x
  • Category: Spice Mix
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: Ingredients

Description

Making your own Taco seasoning mix is incredibly simple. Moreover, the mix is far healthier than store-bought mixes. Once you try this, you may never buy taco seasoning again.


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Ingredients

Make Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix with blended natural spices.

  • 3 tablespoon chili powder
  • 3 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of salt (NO)
  • 2 teaspoon cilantro flakes
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon of sea salt (NO-Quit that! 🙂 )
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

Instructions

Mix all ingredients in airtight container. Put on lid and shake.

Label container. Store in dry place.

Taco seasoning mix label sample.
Sample Taco Seasoning Mix Label

Notes

When making tacos, use 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning mix and œ cup of water per 1 pound of meat.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 tbsp
  • Calories: 0 kCal
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 10mg
  • Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0g

Keywords: spice, taco mix, taco seasoning, homemade, low sodium, all natural

Store bought Taco Seasoning Mix

For years, I bought mixes without even thinking. The taco formula was simple: making tacos means buy taco mix. Finally, I bought a pair of reading glasses. That is to say, I started reading the nutritional labels. Here are the startling results.

Taco seasoning mix comparison.

High Sodium

  • Every packet we examine is high in Sodium.  Above all, this is the most disturbing fact.
 Taco seasoning mix Sodium per serving # of servings Total sodium
 McCormick – Hot*390 mg62340 mg
Old El Paso*300 mg61800 mg
Taco Bell*300 mg61800 mg
Homemade Mix10 mg660 mg

* Data collected from Nutritional data printed on the package. (December 15, 2018)

Chemical Ingredients

  • Two of the three packets contain complex chemical ingredients. See table below. Do I really want to eat Silicon Dioxide?  🙁
Taco seasoning Mix Ingredients
 McCormick – Hot*SPICES (INCLUDING CHILI PEPPER, CUMIN, PAPRIKA, RED PEPPER), ONION, WHEY (MILK), SALT, GARLIC, POTATO STARCH, AND CITRIC ACID.
Old El Paso*Chili pepper, salt, maltodextrin, spice, onion powder, corn starch, yellow corn flour. Contains less than 2% of: partially hydrogenated soybean oil, silicon dioxide (anticaking agent), sunflower and/or cottonseed oil, natural flavor, ethoxyquin (preservative).
Taco Bell*Wheat, Flour, Salt, Dried Garlic, Maltodextrin, Chili Peppers, Spice, Dried Onions, Monosodium Glutamate, Paprika, Sugar, Contains less than 2% of Silicon Dioxide As An Anticaking Agent, Soybean Oil, Malic Acid.
Homemade MixChili powder, ground cumin, black pepper, cilantro flakes, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, crushed red pepper flakes, and dried oregano.

* Data collected from Ingredients list printed on the package. (December 15, 2018)

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