homemade large batch taco seasoning in a jar

Thought I’d hare a little kitchen/life hack with you today – Large Batch Homemade Taco Seasoning.

Since the majority of store-bought taco seasoning mixes include thickeners, which often contain gluten, I’ve been making my own single-serving homemade taco seasoning for the last several years. Recently, though, I realized I could save a ton of time if I didn’t have to take out 8 spice jars every time we have taco night and thus, Large Batch Homemade Taco Seasoning was born!

I mixed and multiplied until the flavors were just right, and now have a HIUGE jar of pre-made homemade taco seasoning mix that’s not only gluten free, but free of artificial colors, flavors, and anti-caking agents, too. Plus it’s preservative-free. You know what we call that? An UPGRADE!

spoon scooping up homemade taco seasoning

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This taco seasoning blend is medium in heat. If you prefer a spicier taco seasoning mix, use spicy chili powder and/or add up to 2 teaspoons red chili pepper flakes. If you want a mild mix, use mild chili powder (Tone’s has a mild chili powder which is what I use.)

large batch homemade taco seasoning in a jar with a teaspoon

How to Make This Recipe

All you have to do is add spice cupboard staples to a jar, then shake it up. I love using mason jars, but a Tupperware container would work just fine too.

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Chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and dried oregano – then shake. That’s it!

bulk taco seasoning in a jar

How to Use It:

To use the seasoning mix, brown 1lb ground meat then add 2 – 2-1/2 Tablespoons seasoning with 1/3 cup broth or water, then simmer until the liquid has thickened and reduced, 1-2 minutes. Easy. As. That. Enjoy this little way to make life a lot easier!

spoonful of homemade large batch taco seasoning

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Large Batch Homemade Taco Seasoning

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Description

Large Batch Homemade Taco Seasoning is a cinch to prepare and ready when you are for taco night! Free from gluten, dairy, artificial flavors and colors, and preservatives.

Ingredients

Makes ~1 cup (enough for 8lbs ground meat)

  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 3 Tablespoons cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon finely ground pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients together then store in an airtight container or jar with a tight fitting lid.
  2. To use: brown 1lb ground meat then add 2 - 2-1/2 Tablespoons taco seasoning mix plus 1/3 cup broth or water and simmer until liquid has thickened, 1-2 minutes.

Notes

  • This taco seasoning blend is medium in heat as written. Add up to 2 teaspoons red chili pepper flakes and/or use spicy chili powder for a spicier blend. For a mild blend, use mild chili powder.

This recipe is courtesy of Iowa Girl Eats, http://buzzpur.info.

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