Have you ever opened the pantry only to realize that you’re missing THE key ingredient for dinner? Well, full disclosure, I do it pretty often – yesterday, in fact. My loss is your gain because when I realized I didn’t have taco seasoning OR sauce, I had to whip up my own! We loved this homemade taco seasoning and I was surprised I had all of the spices I needed! Just in time for Taco Tuesday, here is our taco seasoning recipe!

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

I used almost all of the seasoning and about 1/2 cup of water with about 1 lb of meat, but I would recommend adding a little seasoning and water at a time and season to taste. We loved this batch of tacos!

If you use this recipe, be sure to tag @clthousewives!