Homemade Taco Seasoning

This week for 52 Weeks of Pinterest I decided to do something super simple and make my own Taco Seasoning. Since we’ve been on the Whole 30 journey, I’ve really been reading labels on everything we eat. You would not believe how hard it is to find anything without added sugar. I felt really good about the Trader Joe’s Taco Seasoning that we had been using forever and assumed it would be Whole 30 compliant. Nope! When I turned the package over to read the label, there it was….cane sugar. Other than that, the Trader Joe’s Taco Seasoning is a great choice compared to other name brands that have questionable ingredients.

This month I had been using a recipe to make my own seasoning each time I would make our taco meat. Then I came across this pin where they had made a whole jar of seasoning. I immediately saved it to my Condiments and Mixes Pinterest Board. The pin does not link to the recipe so I’m not actually sure where the photo came from.

Here is my modified version of the recipe:

Taco Seasoning

  • 1/2 cup chili powder
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup cumin
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon salt

Put ingredients into a jar and shake.

My jar was a little smaller than the one they used so I did my mixing in a small bowl. This would work great to reuse a salsa jar or something similar that is a little big bigger. I also switched the amounts for garlic and onion powder and added a little more cumin. This is just based on the tastes of my family.

Homemade Taco Seasoning

I was making Taco Soup earlier this week when I mixed this up and it turned out great with this homemade seasoning! We use a lot of taco seasoning since two or our favorite meals are Ground Beef Tacos and Chicken Taco Soup.

If you are interested in joining this Pinterest Challenge, I have a small Facebook group called 52 Weeks of Pinterest – 2018 Challenge. I thought it would be fun to post pictures there and also brainstorm on what types of projects to do. Of course, I’ll be posting my projects here but I really want to see what everyone else is doing as well. There is no pressure to post every week. It’s just a fun way to share ideas. I’ve already seen so many great pictures of recipes, party decor, kids’ activities and craft projects! Hope to see you there! 🙂

Homemade Taco Seasoning

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