Homemade Taco Seasoning for Great Tacos in Dorito Shells
While there are taco seasoning mixes on the market that are both gluten-free and delicious, my favorite approach is to use a homemade spice mixture. It’s super easy to make up a batch and keep it on hand in the spice cabinet.
The Basics of Using a Homemade Taco Seasoning Mixture:
- 2 Tablespoons of the homemade mix is equivalent to one package of store-bought taco seasoning.
- Adjust to meet your own personal tastes. Like more salt? Add more. If you like less salt, use less.
- The dried onion is a matter of personal taste. I prefer more texture in my taco seasoning, so I add a little minced dry onion along with the full 2 tablespoons of the onion powder. If you prefer, you can add the minced dry onion and use half the onion powder called for. Your call.
- Dried red pepper is optional. If you like a little heat, go for it. If you don’t like any heat, don’t’ even think about it!
2 tablespoons onion powder
1 teaspoon minced dried onion
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon ground oregano
1 tablespoon sugar
1 pinch dried red pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
Use as you would your store bought packet of seasoning.