This homemade gluten free taco seasoning is easy to make, and frugal, too! Make this spice blend and store it in your pantry so that you’re ready for Taco Tuesday! This blend is perfect for making tacos, burritos, fajitas and more.
Everyone loves tacos, right? Even Dragons Love Tacos (anyone else’s kids love that book?).
Sometimes store bought seasoning blends can be a bit of a hazard for those with food allergies.
There are vague ingredients, like, “natural flavors.” Or there are extra starches or thickeners that are not gluten free. Or there may be simply too much sodium.
For all of the above reasons, I prefer to make my own taco seasoning at home. It’s so easy to do, and it’s very inexpensive, too! We also enjoy making homemade BBQ Chicken Rub and homemade BBQ sauce.
What spices do you need to make gluten free taco seasoning?
- chili powder
- garlic powder
- onion powder
What brand of spices is safe for those with food allergies?
I prefer to use McCormick single spices with the red cap. I have always been very happy with their response when I have called to ask about their allergen protocols. Please call and make sure that any product is safe for your particular needs.
How long can you store homemade taco seasoning?
If you store this blend in a glass jar with a lid, it should stay fresh in your pantry for at least 6 months.
How to use this seasoning blend:
Use this blend just as you would use a store bought blend. Start out with about 2-3 Tablespoons of taco spice per pound of meat. You can use this to season ground beef, ground bison, or chicken breasts or thighs.
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Homemade Gluten Free Taco Seasoning.
This homemade taco spice blend is perfect for making tacos. burritos, and more! Make a big batch and store it in your pantry so that you always have it on hand.
- 5 Tablespoons cumin
- 2 Tablespoons paprika
- 2 Tablespoons onion powder
- 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 ½ Tablespoons chili powder
- 1 Tablespoon sea salt
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
Make the taco seasoning:
Combine all spices in a jar and mix together.
How to use taco seasoning:
If you are making ground beef, I would start out with about 2-3 Tablespoons of seasoning and a half cup of water per pound of beef. You could add a tablespoon or two of tomato paste as well.
Nutrition facts are for the amount of taco seasoning that you would use to season a pound of meat, not an individual serving.
Store taco seasoning in a glass jar with a lid. It should stay fresh in a cool, dry place, for at least 6 months.
If you'd like to make this blend hotter, you can add some cayenne pepper to the mix. Add a little at a time until it's up to your preferred level of heat.
Homemade spice blends can make a great gift during the holiday season! Package this up in a cute jar with a colorful label and some baker’s twine for a handmade gift that’s delicious and festive.
This post was originally published in December 2013. It has been updated.
We use this blend regularly! My family loves it.
My family loves your taco seasoning recipe but the link doesn’t Little Nostalgia doesn’t work anymore and my jar is empty!
Could you share the recipe again.
I just republished it on my site here!