Round these parts, we love tacos. Whether with chicken or beef – or even seasoned veggies – taco spice is one of our favourites. We used to buy the kits that included a packet of taco seasoning, however we found that it was very salty.
I decided to try to make a homemade child-friendly taco seasoning – big on the flavour, light on the piquant.
This recipe is based on A Southern Fairytale’s Homemade Taco Seasoning. You can find the original recipe here. It looked delicious, but I altered it a bit by omitting the more piquant ingredients and reducing the amount of salt and coriander seed (the latter because I ran out – oops! – but it tastes great.)
The result? A flavourful seasoning that we use in tacos, fajitas or anywhere we want that taco flavour kick.
- 1/2 cup chili powder
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 2 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp coriander seed
- 1 tbsp oregano
- 1/4 cup cumin
- 1 tsp salt
- Measure and combine all ingredients
- Store in an airtight container (I mix and store in a jam jar!)
- Use 1-2 tbsp of seasoning mixture per pound/2 kg of cooked meat, or according to taste. Add a few tablespoons of water to help the seasoning mix blend throughout. Cook to desired consistency.
- Since making this the first time, I restocked coriander and have used more in subsequent batches - up to 2 tbsp or so. The original Southern Fairytale recipe calls for 1/4 cup, so if you land somewhere in that range, you're GOLD.