Making mild taco seasoning from scratch is easier than you may think. Using basic ingredients and spices we can create a DIY taco seasoning in bulk. Perfect for several uses and it only takes a moment to prepare.
While buying taco seasoning is simple and easy to do, making it at home is just as quick and can save you money and time in the long run. Not only that but your taco seasoning blend can be adjusted to your own tastebuds. Not a fan of cumin? Use less or omit it. Want more spicy heat? Go for it!
This taco seasoning recipe doesn’t include any MSG either so if you’re sensitive to such things, you’re in luck. There is so much versatility in this mild taco seasoning recipe both with making it and with using it.
What is taco seasoning?
Taco seasoning is a blend of spices mixed together to create a wonderful flavor. Used most to help flavor meats for tacos, burritos, and other Mexican dishes, this spice blend is a great way to add a lot of flavor without a lot of work.
Mild Taco Seasoning Recipe Ingredients
- Chili powder
- Ground Coriander
- Dried Oregano
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Cayenne Powder
Taco Seasoning Recipe Mild Substitutions
If you would like to make this taco seasoning spicer, increase the amount of cayenne pepper.
If you cannot find ground coriander, you can substitute it with additional cumin. Replace the amounts equally.
How to Make Homemade Taco Seasoning
- In a bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients until well mixed.
- Store your seasoning in an airtight container or jar with a fitted lid.
- Use taco seasoning as needed for recipes.
Ways to Use this Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe
Besides the obvious answer of tacos, you can find that just about anything goes well with taco seasoning. You can add it to your chili instead of chili seasoning and it will turn out incredible. Other options include adding it to shredded meats for taco filling or mixing it with the meaty mixture in your next tater tot casserole for a kick of flavor. Pasta and rice dishes also go great with taco seasoning if you want to make some Mexican casseroles.
How to store Taco Seasoning from Scratch
Store the taco seasoning in an airtight container at room temperature.
Homemade Taco Seasoning Mild FAQ
The two are very similar but not quite exactly the same. Each one has a slightly different blend of spices that includes some that may not be in the others. That said, you can use them interchangeably if you don’t mind the slight flavor differences.
Homemade taco seasoning can last for a really long time before needing to be tossed (like weeks to months). Giving you plenty of time to use it up. That said, for best flavor and potency, you want to use your spices while fresh and keep them stored in an airtight container so they still taste great weeks later.
This homemade taco seasoning recipe is gluten free as written because none of the ingredients requested should contain gluten. This means it’s allergen-friendly to those with gluten sensitivities, but you should also confirm this by double-checking the back of each bottle of spice for any cross-contamination warning as different brands have different regulations.
No, taco seasoning is not just chili powder. Homemade taco seasoning has a variety of spices and flavors in addition to chili powder. This recipe will give you all of them!
This homemade taco seasoning recipe contains chili powder, cumin, coriander, oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and cayenne pepper.
Usually, when someone says Mexican seasoning, they are referring to taco seasoning.
Mild Taco Seasoning Recipe
- 1/2 cup chili powder
- 1 1/2 tablespoons cumin
- 1 1/2 tablespoons ground coriander
- 1 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Whisk together all ingredients.
- Store in an air-tight container.
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