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Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe—Gluten-free, Corn-free, Dairy-free, MSG-free

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Updated August 26, 2016

Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe

You’ll love this homemade taco seasoning recipe.  It’s quick and easy to make, and so convenient to use!

Think of authentic Mexican cuisine bursting with zesty tongue teasing tastes.  It’s warm, not blistering hot with just the right spice, but without the burn.

Creating the perfect taco seasoning recipe takes skill.  It requires really knowing each ingredient, its source and what that does to flavor, and how to mix those ingredients to produce a whole south-of-the-border flavor experience. 

For example, basic grocery store label ground cayenne, American capsicum annuum, tastes much milder than the potent, mouth-burning African capsicum fastigiatum.

Even salt is subject to flavor nuances based on its source.  Dead Sea salts taste different than Himalayan salts; they even differ in color!

Like a painter’s pallet loaded with brilliant pigment based paints, your seasoning pallet should include high quality organic ingredients from prime sources instead of tasteless grocery store label basics.

Then, store your spice mixes properly to protect their integrity.  Use air tight spice containers shelved in a dark place at room temperature.

Make a bulk batch of this homemade taco seasoning recipe to have on hand when you need it.

Use it to make your favorite dishes reminiscent of old Mexico.

Go contemporary and create an original TexMex dish to surprise your family.

Do you love to barbeque?  Taco seasoning makes a great dry rub for your favorite cut of meat.

Whatever you cook, add a touch of homemade taco seasoning to your food and enjoy a flavor fiesta!


Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe

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Servings:  1 per pound of ground beef

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican oregano
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon potato starch

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl stir together all ingredients until well blended.
  2. Store seasoning in an air tight container in a dark place at room temperature.

Variation

Chile-free Taco Seasoning

Servings:  13, 1 tablespoon per pound of ground beef

Ingredients

¼ cup smoked paprika

2 teaspoon ground cayenne

2 tablespoon ground cumin

2 tablespoons sea salt

2 tablespoons Mexican oregano

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon onion powder

1 tablespoon potato starch

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl stir together all ingredients until well blended.
  2. Store seasoning in an air tight container in a dark place at room temperature.
  3. Use 1 tablespoon per pound of ground beef.



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"Love this!! I pre-made an entire mason jar and it is so useful in many recipes not just for tacos! Kids fav...spanish rice." --Jennifer Heard August 25, 2016 10:04 AM

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