I am so excited to bring you another post in our All the Healthy Things “Just the Basics” series. These posts are focused on helping you master basics in the kitchen and, hopefully, inspiring you with a few new ideas along the way.
If you are new to cooking, or just need a refresher on the basics, these posts are designed to help you feel more confident in the kitchen. Once you have a handle on a few basic concepts and techniques, you can easily build upon them to create new and exciting recipes dishes without a second thought.
If you have ever wondered how some people just seem to know how to cook without a recipe or can quickly throw together a meal in a moment’s notice, it’s likely because they have a good grasp of the basics. I want that for you! It’s my hope that every just the basics post helps you feel more comfortable so that you can enjoy your time spent in the kitchen even more!
If you haven’t already be sure to check out the other how-to guides in the series.
There’s no need to rely on store bought taco seasoning packets when you can make your own at home! This recipe for homemade taco seasoning is packed with flavor, so easy to make, and you likely already have all of the spices you need to make it in your pantry. No more running out to the store when you’re in a pinch and forgot the taco seasoning packet – just make your own!
This homemade taco seasoning is made with just a few dried herbs and spices you likely already have on hand. Here’s what you need:
crushed red pepper flakes (you can omit if you don’t want the seasoning to have a little spice)
How to Make Homemade Taco Seasoning
Step One: Add all of the ingredients to a small jar or container. Stir or shake until well combined
Step Two: Use immediately or store the seasoning in air-tight container until ready to use.
You can also double or triple this recipe if you want to make a bigger batch.
How to Use
This recipe makes one serving of taco seasoning that you can use for one pound of ground meat at a time. I add the seasoning to my ground meat, after browning. I also like to add one-fourth of a cup of water or broth to the meat to keep it moist.
How to Store
Store the taco seasoning in an air-tight storage container (like a mason jar) in a cool, dark place.
I hope you give this Homemade Taco Seasoning recipe a try! It’s easy to make and will give you flavorful tacos every single time!
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