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Easy Taco Seasoning

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Here is another easy, versatile spice mix to make at home! Making your Easy Taco Seasoning will save you a bunch of money and takes less than 5 minutes!

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Do you make your own spice mixes? If not, you really should! Not only will it save you room in your spice drawer, it will save you a bunch of moolah!

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Spice Mixes are one of the easiest things to start making in the kitchen! They generally take 5 minutes, or less!

If you make your own mixes, you control the ingredients and you don’t end up with any of the “extras” that the spice companies add, to make the product shelf stable for long periods of time.

Commercial Spice Mixes Contain Other Chemicals

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Those extras include, but are not limited to anti-caking agents (cellulose, or wood pulp), MSG (monosodium glutamate), a “flavor enhancer”, silicon dioxide, calcium phosphates or magnesium silicates. There are both organic and man made anti-caking agents, and most are considered safe for human consumption, but why not just make your own small batch, organic spice mixes and avoid all of the above?

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  1. Measure spices.
  2. Add to jar or tupperware with lid. Shake.

Hold the Salt!!

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The one thing I never add to my spice mixes is salt! No matter what container you mix your spice mix in, the salt will draw water from the humidity in the air. Just add salt when you are making your dish!

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Easy Taco Seasoning is very versatile!

Taco Seasoning is not just great when you make tacos! Taco Seasoning is a great addition to eggs, chilies, enchiladas, burritos, dips, casseroles, skillet meals and more!

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Other Dishes that Use Taco Seasoning

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  1. 5 stars
    Tacos are always a popular choice in our house and I love this recipe as it is great to make your own spice blends rather than buying ready made ones.

  2. 5 stars
    I’m obsessed with making delish Mexican food at home so I have to give this easy taco seasoning a try! HOw tasty!!!

  3. 5 stars
    That sounds fantastic, I am drawn to the chili powder,,, What sort is it, it is very, is it some form of dried smoked chili?

    1. Chili powder is just dried chilies and sometimes a few other ingredients. Some commercial versions contain some oregano, or garlic. This particular version is not smoked, although smoked versions are available. They would be chipotle powder. Thanks for your interest, Brian!

  4. 5 stars
    I had so many of these spices and only had to grab 1 more from the store. Love how easy it was to make into a seasoning.

  5. 5 stars
    I think this would taste so much better than store bought taco seasoning!! I love how colourful the spices are and I like the photo of them all separate from each other as it tells me the story. Wow, got to try, thanks!

  6. 5 stars
    Taco seasoning is one of my favorite. I always buy this seasoning in stores, but not anymore. I will definitely give this a try. Sounds so much better than store-bought. Thanks for sharing.

  7. 5 stars
    Taco seasoning made at home is much better than commercial. Thanks for sharing your secret formula I will try it tonight!

  8. 5 stars
    Looks delicious! Especially the addition of epazote. Yum! I don’t add salt to spice mixes anyway, but you make such a good point about the moisture, I can’t believe i never thought about that!

  9. 5 stars
    I really like the way you make lots of your own spice mixes! I have a cupboard full of spice mixes that I have used once, for a recipe! We love Mexican food, so I think I will use this one often!

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