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Homemade DIY Taco Seasoning | No need to buy those packets at the grocery store. This homemade taco seasoning comes together in minutes and tastes so much better than any packet. No MSG, no additives, lower sodium than the store packets. Plus, its a few simple all natural spices and seasonings that make this homemade taco seasoning full of flavor.
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Homeade Taco Seasoning

No need to buy those packets at the grocery store. This homemade taco seasoning comes together in minutes and tastes so much better than any packet. No MSG, no additives, lower sodium than the store packets. Plus, its a few simple all natural spices and seasonings that make this homemade taco seasoning full of flavor.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Author Jessica - Together as Family

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

To make ground meat for tacos

  • 1 lb ground meat (beef, turkey, or chicken)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup chicken or beef broth

Instructions

  • Combine all spices and use in 1 lb of ground meat. Ground beef, ground turkey, or ground chicken. Recipe makes about the equivalent of a packet of taco seasoning from the store. 
  • To make ground meat for tacos : Brown ground meat, in olive oil, in a skillet pan until no longer pink. Drain if necessary. Return skillet, to stove top, reduce heat to low, and add the seasonings and chicken or beef broth. Stir together and let simmer for a few minutes until most of the liquid is gone. 

Notes

If you want spicy tacos then add ¼ teaspoon (or more) cayenne pepper to the mixture.
 
You can use smoked paprika, instead of the paprika, for a smokier flavor if wanted. I use this most of the time and it's really good. 
 
If I use ground beef or ground turkey then I also use beef broth as the liquid. If wanted, for a tomato base taco, use tomato sauce in place of the chicken broth.