Taco seasoning is one of the main seasonings that gets used in this house. Between regular tacos, inside out taco skillet, and taco nachos, we go through a lot. As a result, we can’t ever seem to keep enough taco seasoning in the house. It seems that every time that we go to make something taco flavored, we’re out. So we eventually decided to start making our own. We always seem to have the ingredients to make this seasoning mix, so we make this instead of running out to buy one ingredient.
This mix is a bit spicy, and absolutely delicious. If spicy is not your thing, you can tone down the cayenne to 1/8 tsp. and it should be mild enough. When we make taco meat with this mix, we usually brown the ground beef (1 lb.) first, then add a cup of water and this mix. It seems like a ton of water, but with the arrowroot powder in the mix, it thickens up in a couple minutes (as shown below).
It’s a great recipe that we use constantly in the house and I’m so greatful for my wonderful husband who came up with this recipe for us. If you need a good taco seasoning mix, you should try it out. What would you use this taco seasoning mix for?
- 2 Tbsp. chili powder
- 1 Tbsp. ground cumin
- 2 tsp. arrowroot
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 1/2 tsp. paprika
- 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
- Add all ingredients to a small seasoning jar. Shake to mix.
- Seasons 1 lb. ground beef. To make taco ground beef, brown the ground beef, then add one cup water and this seasoning mix. Cook until the liquid thickens.