Homemade Taco Seasoning

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on


I’ve finally come to the realization that I love recipes for things that you can easily buy at the store.  What’s easier than buying a package of taco seasoning?  But have you ever looked at the ingredients list?  There are usually some pretty weird things in there, just have a look.

I know for certain people, watching their salt intake is really important.  Not that it isn’t important for us all to keep an eye on how much salt we take in, but this way you can actively manage how much salt you’re adding.  In fact, you can even leave the salt out completely and then add just as much as you need to your final meal, just a tiny pinch because we all do need a little salt in our diet.  Not to mention just a little salt on top will help bring out the flavors without adding a ton of sodium.  To enhance the flavors a little more you can even add a squeeze of lemon or lime.  Or add some fresh salsa on top of your meal.  Yummy!



I like using these on vegetarian burritos with refried beans, a tomato sauce and a sprinkle of this spice, whatever veggies you like and a little bit of cheese if you want.  All wrapped up in a warm tortilla.   Or my favorite way to use this is with leftover rice and beans.  I add a couple spoonfuls of spice to a bowl full of rice and beans and mix it, and then top with leftover veggies and heat it up or top with freshly roasted veggies.  A perfect lunch 🙂

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1 Hungry Dancer March 28, 2011 at

This is a great recipe!! Love making my own seasonings!!


2 Eielofview March 29, 2011 at

If you substitute the 2 tbsp flour for 1tbsp cornstarch this is gluten free and YUMMY! Thanks for the recipe


3 Heidi @ Food Doodles March 29, 2011 at

Yes that would work perfectly!


4 Laurel March 30, 2011 at

Thanks for this great recipe! I’d love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight at http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight


5 Imke September 4, 2012 at

I just made this and I totally want to eat Tacos now! Just had Lunch though! 🙁


6 Nikki August 12, 2014 at

I made this and it was so yummy I ate more tacos than I needed!! 🙂 I do not like too much spice so I did not use the cayenne or crushed red pepper. My filling was black beans and tempeh. I plan to make this again wen it runs out! Thanks for the yummy recepie!!


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