Recipe of the Month: Homemade Taco Seasoning


I don’t know about you, but at our house Taco Tuesday is a thing.  A big thing.  In my quest to embrace eating “real food” (see above) I have learned a thing or two about making my own seasonings.  This taco seasoning is kid-approved, low sodium, and best of all – you can make it as spicy or non-spicy as you like.  The basic recipe here provides mild heat… Add in some cayenne if you’d like to take things up a notch!

Homemade Taco Seasoning

1/2 tsp cumin
2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder (the powder, NOT the salt)
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp ground mustard
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional… if you like things spicy!)

This kind of goes without saying, but mix all seasonings together in a bowl.  Store in airtight jar.  I usually use about 1.5-2tsp of the seasoning per pound of meat that I cook – make sure you add salt when you cook your tacos!




About this series:  The food series was born out of my love of food – and my desire to share my kid friendly, husband approved recipes with all of you!  If you need the full story, I talk about why I started this series in the first place over here.  Every month in my newsletter, I release a new recipe – that same day, I will make public last month’s recipe here on this blog.  So, even if you’re afraid of another email in your inbox (don’t be, I promise I’m not annoying!) you can have access to a new thing to try.  If you ever give it a whirl, please let me know in the comments how it went for you and your family!  I look forward to sharing this little part of my life with you all!