Taco seasoning costs about $1 for a single packet. I always make my own now instead of getting packets from the store. This recipe makes one cup of seasoning (equivalent of about 8 packets). The notes section of the recipe card includes measurements to make the equivalent of a store-bought packet (2 tablespoons total).
You can store the taco seasoning in an air-tight container. I typically make note of the soonest expiration date on all of the spices I’ve used in it, and I use that as a rule of thumb for how long it should keep.
Looking for recipes to use the taco seasoning? Try these inside out enchiladas.
Homemade Taco Seasoning
This homemade taco seasoning is easy to make with spices you might already have in your pantry. Save money by making taco seasoning at home!
Servings: 1 cup
- 2 tbsp ground cumin
- 2 tbsp paprika
- 2 tbsp garlic powder
- 2 tbsp onion powder
- 2 tbsp dried cilantro
- 2 tbsp chili powder
- 1 dash cayenne (optional, use if you want spicy taco seasoning)
- Combine all ingredients. Store in an airtight container.
1 cup of this seasoning equals about 8 store-bought packets. Use 2 tablespoons in recipes that call for one packet of taco seasoning. To make the equivalent of one packet of taco seasoning, use 1 teaspoon of each of the ingredients except for the cayenne. Use a dash of cayenne if desired for spicy seasoning.
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