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Homemade Taco Seasoning

Updated: Feb 22

I see so many brands out there on the market that you almost need a microscope just to read the labels. Quite comically, I need my reading glasses to see just what is being put into these mixtures - the font is so wicked tiny! The reality of what you find on the shelves of grocery stores is that they are developed for "shelf stability". That means preservatives, stabilizers, and often other flavor-enhancing chemicals are added. Even anti-caking agents used are not just silicon dioxide now. Sometimes there are going to be more than just one. I want to be able to control what is going into the food I create. So, I enjoy making my own spice blends and mixtures at home, including some homemade taco seasoning!

This is not the same as those pre-made/shelf stable products. This allows for much better control over the amount of salt that goes into this mixture. I created a baseline to work with that is not only easy to make but has no preservatives, stabilizers and no flavor-enhancing chemicals. This is the perfect small-batch recipe. You can easily halve the recipe as well.

Because ultimately you, the reader, are in control of how much kosher salt and black pepper you prefer, I leave it to you to make your own personal adjustments. Some folks might like more kosher salt. Others might want more black pepper. Start with this and make your own adjustments to your own palate. And, enjoy the clean flavors!

Blended spices with cilantro and lime
Homemade Taco Seasoning

INGREDIENTS: 1/4 C Granulated Garlic 3 TB Paprika 3 TB Kosher Salt 2 TB Onion Powder 1 TB Mexican Oregano 1 TB Chili Powder 1 TB Thyme 1 TB Black Pepper

1 TB Cane Sugar 1/2 TB Cumin Powder

Into a mixing bowl, add your spices and mix well. Taste test this to determine if you prefer more of the spices to your own palate. The recipe can easily be halved.

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©2004-2026 Konky’s Creative Kitchen, All rights reserved.

With the sirloin, we created a nice spice crust with this taco seasoning. With the pork, a homemade marinade was whipped together and then dusted with some of the this taco seasoning. This made an amazing batch of soft tacos that was a wicked big hit!

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