This Homemade Taco Seasoning recipe makes about 2 1/2 tablespoons, which is equal to one packet. This recipe can easily be double, tripled or more and stored in an airtight container until ready to use.
Combine ingredients together in a small bowl.
Store in an air-tight container for up to 6 months.
To use: This recipe equals about 1 packet of packaged taco seasoning, or 2 1/2 tablespoons.
For ground beef or turkey: Cook 1 ½ pounds of meat with 1 small diced onion, 2 minced garlic cloves. Season with ½ teaspoon of salt and break up meat with a spatula as it browns. When the meat is no longer pink, drain grease from the pan; add taco seasoning and 1/2 cup of water. Stir to coat and bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 15 minutes. Serve in tacos, burritos and salads.
For chicken: rub all over chicken breasts and bake in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes, or a slow cooker on high for 4 hours. Shred meat in the juices and use in tacos, burritos and salads.
For pork: rub 2-3 tablespoons all over a medium-sized pork roast. Place in the slow cooker and cook on low for 8-10 hours. Shred meat and use in tacos, burritos and salads.