If you enjoy making homemade tacos, putting together a simple taco seasoning mix recipe is a good idea. The recipe below is quick and very easy-to-make, and will add fabulous flavours and mouthwatering aromas to all types of filling.
Note: If you can, use whole cumin seeds for this seasoning, but if not substitute with pre-ground cumin. Just reduce the amount you use by half. E.g, 2 tablespoons of whole cumin equal 1 tablespoon of pre-ground powder. Same goes for the flakes if you only have the powder.
What You'll Need: (makes about 7-8 tablespoons)
2 tbsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 tbsp dried basil
1 tbsp garlic flakes (or 2 tsp ground)
1 tbsp onion flakes (or 2 tsp ground)
3-4 tsp paprika powder (I used smoked)
1-2 tsp sea salt
tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon
Store your taco mix in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight and use within 3 months.
Note: Click here for tips, photos and a video demonstrating how to grind ingredients. (Link opens in new window)
As Mexican tacos are made with a variety of fillings: chicken, vegetables, cheese, seafood and of course the always popular beef. I recommend different seasonings depending on the filling.
The ingredients for a seafood filling may not necessarily suit a beef filling, or one that works with vegetables may not with a chicken filling etc.
Make your own and you have control over the ingredients and get the chance to experiment.
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