How many of you make your own spice mixes?
I never did until I was perusing Goose, our go to foodie store up in Indy. They had all these jars of fun homemade spice mixes – a coffee rub, a Cajun spice mix, a Greek spice mix, a taco seasoning, and tons more.
I’ve always bought my spice mixes from Penzey’s and then recently discovered Spiceologist. But making my own seemed like a fun little experiment. Like most things I put it in my “to cook” book (and I remember to make it years later).
So when I began working on my fall recipes specifically my Mexican Sloppy Joe Sweet Potatoes I needed a taco seasoning. And wouldn’t you know it I was out and didn’t even realize it. So like anyone in a pinch I took to my cookbooks on how to make my own.
And after I tried it out how could I go back to the premade stuff when I thought mine was so much better?!
What spice mixes do you like to make at home?
Homemade Taco Seasoning
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
- 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
- 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano I prefer Mexican if you have it
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Mix the herb and spices together.
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Comments & Reviews
Amanda | The Chunky Chef says
I’ve been making my own seasoning for a while and it tastes SO much better!!
Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious says
I really like the idea of knowing exactly what goes in this! I also like that I can control the salt.
I love making my own seasonings! Such a money saver and then you get to customize it how you like it too.
Renee - Kudos Kitchen says
So, so, so much better than those packets you can purchase in the store. I like knowing exactly what the ingredients are.
Amy @ Little Dairy on the Prairie says
I love homemade spices! This one is a keeper!