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. (See the bottom of the page for links to more of my homemade recipes)
What You'll Need: (makes about 7-8 tablespoons)
2 tbsp cumin seeds
2 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp dried thyme
1 tbsp dried Mexican oregano (or other oregano)
1 tbsp dried basil
1 tbsp paprika powder
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp peppercorns
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.
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Ingredient Note: I used whole peppercorns and cumin seeds for this seasoning. If you don't have them whole just substitute with pre-ground cumin and pepper and reduce the amount you use by half. E.g 2 tablespoons of whole cumin seeds equals 1 tablespoon of pre-ground cumin. Reduce the peppercorns by half as well and stir them in with the other powders when making.
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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