It's not just for Taco Tuesdays! This is our favorite homemade taco seasoning - fresh from scratch! So much more flavor than pre-packaged mixes and with no preservatives! I usually make up double batches of this just to have on hand for last minute taco or burrito dinners.
Simple ingredients: chili powder, crushed red pepper flakes, paprika, cumin, sea salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, fresh oregano and just a touch of cornstarch to hold everything together. But this is the base for so many wonderful things!
Tacos, burritos, soups & stews - it's also pretty good mixed in with cream cheese or fresh sour cream for dips or appetizers!
The other wonderful thing about making your own "traditional" spice mixes is that you can customize it to meet your family's taste buds. Like it a little spicier? Add some more chili powder and red pepper flakes. More garlic or onion flavor? We got you covered!
And add a little bit of brown sugar and you've got a great dry rub or marinade base for so many favorites on the grill!
If you're looking for a nice hostess gift, you can also put this wonderful spice mixture in a pretty glass jar and put in a basket with Mexican salsa, tortilla chips, and a bottle of tequila. The possibilities are endless!
Hope that you enjoy this as much as we do! It's a real time saver!