Authentic taco seasoning that will flavor your recipes it is as simple as that. This spice mix is the ultimate seasoning mix for any of your meat or fish dishes. Even your vegetable dishes can get a kick from this taco mix. Want to learn how you can make authentic taco seasoning? Lets get started!
This is my last episode in my seasoning series. You make think that taco seasoning can only be used for your taco recipe but that is of course not the case. As with all of the Tex-Mex spice blends they contain some heat from the cayenne pepper or chili flakes, some garlic and herbs and can be used in just about any recipe.
In my opinion any recipe can benefit from a great spice mix. Even though I put all of the ingredients and measurements in the recipe I do that as a guideline for you. But I would like to encourage to mix it up when you feel like it.
My father taught me that cooking is all about feel. My grandma who originally is from Barbados thought all her children to cook like that as did my grandfather who was originally from China. I guess that is why I love World recipes so much. My heritage is from all over the globe from Surinam to China, Portugal, Spain and even Germany.
It is a melting pot and that makes for the best result. This taco mix is the same. It started with what tastes good in a taco recipe and then moves from there.
So today the mix might taste slightly different than it will tomorrow. No worries your taste is not the same on a daily basis. So play around with it. That is why I always advocate for you to add what you like and remove what you do not like and you get your own authentic taco seasoning.
Taco seasoning mix ingredients
What spices do you need to get out of the kitchen cabinet for this taco seasoning mix:
- Homemade Chili powder mix
- Ground cumin
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Chili flakes
- Dried oregano
- Black pepper
How to make taco seasoning mix
Just as with the other three home made seasonings (chili powder, fajitas seasoning mix and enchilada dry seasoning) making a dry seasoning mix is super easy. All you need to do is measure the spices as mentioned in the recipe below.
As I didn’t have onion powder and ground cumin I used my pestle and mortar to grind whole cumin and whole onion to powder. This takes only a minute or so.
Then add all the other spices and stir well. This recipe is for one serving but if you increase times the number of servings you can put the spice mix in a glass jar. Store it in your kitchen cabinet.
Use this seasoning in the following taco recipes
Want to use this taco seasoning mix you can try it with the following recipes:
- Organic beef tacos – add two tablespoons of taco seasoning in this recipe
- Tender carnitas tacos – this taco seasoning is a great additional for this recipe
- Veggie frenzy taco – add at least one tablespoon to the vegetables in this recipe
Have fun with this authentic taco seasoning recipe! Made a recipe tag @thetortillachannel on Instagram and PIN to Pinterest.
Authentic taco seasoning that will flavor your recipes it is as simple as that. This spice mix is the ultimate seasoning mix for any of your meat or fish dishes.
- 1 tbsp Chili Powder mix
- 1 tbsp ground cumin
- 1 tbsp paprika
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon chili flakes
- ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
Measure all the spices as mentioned above
Put all the ingredients in a bowl and stir thoroughly
Put in a jar and store
Calories: 75; Fat: 3.6g; Carbs: 12.7g; Protein: 3.4g