Assembling your own homemade taco seasoning mix recipes is the key to adding fabulous taste to your recipes. Quick and easy-to-make, do it yourself and in minutes you'll be adding authentic flavours to your Mexican tacos. Plus you can tailor the ingredients to whatever filling you choose to make. (See the bottom of the page for links to more of my recipes)
What You'll Need: (makes about 10 tablespoons)
3 tbsp chili powder
2 tbsp coriander seeds
2 tbsp cumin seeds
2 tbsp dried Mexican oregano (see note below)
2 tbsp dried sage
1 tbsp dried mint
2 tsp black peppercorns
3-4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp salt (see note 2)
1 whole nutmeg
tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon
Always store your taco seasoning mix recipes in an airtight jar out of direct sunlight and in a cool place. Use within 3 months.
Note: Dry toasting the coriander and cumin seeds and peppercorns before cooling and grinding will add even more flavours to your finished blend, and is recommended if you have the time. (It only takes a few extra minutes)
Click here to read detailed step-by-step tips about toasting and grinding ingredients. The page includes a video. (Link opens in new window)
Note 2: I recommend a quality rock/kosher/sea salt for using in your recipes as they are less processed. If you only have table salt to hand however, it's perfectly fine to use that.
Oregano Note: If you can't get hold of Mexican, just use regular oregano. They are a different type and taste different, but one or the other will suffice for your taco spice recipes.
Ingredient Note: Whilst for maximum flavour when making your taco seasoning mix recipes, I generally advise using whole spices, sometimes this is not practical. In these cases it's fine to use pre-ground powders if you reduce the quantities the recipe requires by half. So instead of 2 tablespoons of whole coriander seeds you use 1 tablespoon of pre-ground coriander. Reduce any others by half as well if you don't have whole and stir in with any other powders when making.
A Homemade Taco
A Collection of