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Homemade Taco Seasoning with smoked paprika
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Homemade Taco Seasoning

Easy to make, homemade taco seasoning is so much better than those store bought packets.
Course spices
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 34kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon whole cumin seeds freshly toasted and ground, or 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoons hot smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion power
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mexican Oregano

Instructions

  • Put all the ingredients in a small jar and shake to combine. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month. 
  • To use, break up 1 pound of ground beef in a wide skillet over medium heat. As soon as it starts to sizzle, sprinkle on 2-3 tablespoon of this taco seasoning and add 1 cup water. Continue stirring. As moisture cooks out of the meat and simmers, it will be thickened by the cornstarch.

Notes

When using homemade taco seasoning for 1 lb. ground beef, just add 3 tablespoons of seasoning and 1 cup of water and simmer for about 20 minutes. Taste and add more seasoning if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 34kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1642mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2074IU | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 3mg