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
- 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.