Homemade Taco Seasoning (Low Sodium & Soy Free!)

Last Updated on June 19, 2019

If you’re looking for a simple and easy Homemade Taco Seasoning, this is the one for you! Forget having to run to the store and buy whatever you can find on the shelf. This is one seasoning that you can make yourself.
 
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I love taco night at our house. Although Taco Tuesdays are popular, we like to keep the kids guessing and serve tacos on other days. Besides, no one should have to wait until Tuesday to experience a delicious taste of tacos.
 
You have the power to make every night taco night if you really want to. When it comes to making something simple and homemade, it really doesn’t get that much more simple than this delicious homemade taco seasoning. 
 

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How long does it take to make this homemade taco seasoning?

That depends. How long does it take you to stir all the ingredients together? I would say that if you measure out all the ingredients and mix them together, you’re looking at about 5-10 minutes tops for making this simple homemade recipe.
 
 

What can you use this taco seasoning on?

So much! Of course, the obvious answer is to use it for tacos, but you can also use it on chicken meat or other meats to give them more flavor. You can even use this as a fun topping to a baked potato before or you can use it in air fryer taco quiche, the possibilities are endless.
 
Also you might want to take the taco seasoning and mix up some fresh black beans & homemade chicken for a salad! YUM! 

 

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Once you make this taco seasoning, how long will it last?

My recommendation is that it needs to be used within 15 days after making it. The key to homemade seasoning is the freshness factor. 
 

How do you make this taco seasoning really spicy?

If you like things spicy, all you need to do is up the amount of cayenne pepper to the mix. Also, you can add in some chili flakes or even a tad bit of ghost pepper to really up the ante! 
 
Just keep in mind that you might want to make your own super spicy seasoning that is separate from everyone else. Just because you like it hot doesn’t mean that everyone else does. 
 
Now that we’ve talked a bit about the taco seasoning, let’s get to the recipe! 
 
 
 

Homemade Taco Seasoning (Low Sodium & Soy Free)

Super simple and easy to make, you’ll never want store-bought ever again! 

Makes – ¼ cup

 

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Ingredients to make homemade taco seasoning

 

Instructions to make taco seasoning

In a clean dry jar combine all the ingredients.

homemade taco seasoning

Close the lid and shake to combine.

Store in a cool dry place and use as needed in your favorite recipes.

Best to use within 15 days.

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Can you make this taco seasoning ahead of time?

Of course. In fact, it’s probably better if you do. The hardest part about making this taco seasoning is that you have to mix it all together and measure it out. Not that hard at all, right?

So if you have the chance to make it ahead of time, do so! Then you’ll be able to use it as you need to when you’re wanting to add it to a recipe or two.

 

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Do you have to store this seasoning in the fridge or where do I store it?

Nope! You do not have to store this in a fridge. That’s not really a cool, dark place. That is a cold place.  Not to mention that each and every time you open the fridge, remove the spices, you are causing the spice to have to adjust to the temperature again. Cold to warmer, cold to warmer. Not ideal. The condensation from taking spices in and out of the fridge can cause mold! Not good! 

Also, do not just store and toss in the cabinet above the stove. That’s probably one of the WORST places to store spices. Why? Because of the constant heat from the stove. Spices do best stored around 70 degrees. Most houses in general have their heat or AC set constant around this temperature. 

 

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Can you freeze this homemade taco seasoning? 

Yes, you can. If you do so, freeze in small envelopes so that you have less condensation as the spice returns to room temperature. Personally, I would not freeze this, even though you probably could. Here’s why-  Since it literally only takes about five minutes to make, you can whip it up in a jiffy without any issues or worries. And if you’re worried that you’re going to have too much left over to use it all within the 15 days, why not gift some to your friends, family members or neighbors? Just add the extra into a nice little mason jar, tie a ribbon on it and give it to them so they can use it up as well. 

Make certain that you also include a copy of the recipe because they’re going to love it just as much as you. 

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It’s time to take charge of your homemade seasoning game and give this recipe a try. You’ll love the ease of it and the flavor is just as delicious. Anytime you can make something homemade versus buying it at the store is always a great idea!

There’s something amazing knowing each and every ingredient in the item that you’re cooking with, isn’t there? Plus, homemade just always tend to taste better! Trust me on this one, your taste buds will thank you! 

 

Don’t Forget To Print Out The Recipe For Later! 

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Homemade Taco Seasoning (Low Sodium & Soy Free!)

Yield: 1/4 cup

If you’re looking for a simple and easy Homemade Taco Seasoning, this is the one for you! Forget having to run to the store and buy whatever you can find on the self. This is one seasoning that you can make yourself.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of Chili Powder
  • 1 tablespoon of ground Cumin
  • 2 teaspoon of Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon of Onion Powder
  • add 1 teaspoon of dried Mexican Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of Black Pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper

Instructions

  1. In a clean dry jar combine all the ingredients.
  2. Close the lid and shake to combine.
  3. Store in a cool dry place and use as needed in your favorite recipes.
  4. Best to use within 15 days.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1/4 cup Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 87Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 149mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 7gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g

We do our best to calculate nutrition correctly, but we are NOT Doctors nor Nutritionists. I am just a regular mom.

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