Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe
Stop buying overpriced taco seasoning that may have preservatives and artificial ingredients. Why buy taco seasoning when you can make homemade taco seasoning to suit your taste? If you like yours mild leave out the cayenne it you love tacos extra spicy add more. In the mood for more southwest tacos add chipotle seasoning to give it a smokier taste. The versatility is endless.
I definitely prefer my taco seasoning over any store bought one I have tried. Plus I can make it organic by using organic spices without paying a premium for organic taco seasoning. Most ingredients may already be in your spice cabinet.
To make your own taco seasoning you will need chili powder, cumin, garlic salt, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, red pepper flakes, coriander (optional but gives a nice citrusy like flavor), and cayenne. You can also add a little oregano if you like a little herby flavor to your tacos. I prefer it without oregano so this recipe does not call for it. But the point I am making is that you can experiment to suit your taste. 🙂
If you want to thicken the sauce of your taco just add cornstarch, I usually let most of the water cook out since I like my taco filling on the drier side. Always add cold water to your cornstarch otherwise it will clump. Dissolve it and stir it in. It’s made by you so you can choose and customize the outcome rather than relying on the package instructions.
To make homemade taco seasoning simply mix together the spices and store in a airtight container. I bought a large flip-lid mason jar from Michaels and put a sticker on it to label it.
Spices store well in a cool dark cupboard for several months at least. It will never spoil but some of the spice’s aromatic qualities might evaporate so it’s best to make fresh when it starts getting a little bland tasting.
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