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Simple DIY Mexican Seasoning Recipe to Keep On Hand

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This homemade Mexican taco seasoning is great to have on hand. Used in many dishes like tacos or fajitas. Preservative-free and gluten free plus you can customize to your spicy preference.

Up close picture of ingredients used to make DIY Mexican seasoning recipe.

In traditional mexican dishes, there is always a special flavor in the meal. All of that is based upon the seasoning. This DIY Mexican seasoning is perfect to tailor your tacos or fajitas to the perfect spicy level.

More importantly, since it is homemade, you will cut out the preservatives or any added unwanted ingredients. Plus it costs a fraction of the cost to make, which is perfect for any grocery budget.

Personally, I love letting my kids do the measuring! It is a perfect time to practice those fractions and math skills.

Ingredients List:

This homemade Mexican seasoning recipe is made from six ingredients.

You can control what you put into your spices without having to worry about not understanding the additives put into the store bought spices.

  • Garlic
  • Cumin
  • Oregano
  • Paprika
  • Red Pepper
  • Salt

It is best to use fine and ground spices, so it pours well from the spice jars.

If you want a spicier kick, then add cayenne pepper to preference.

Seasoning Cost: $1.38

Picture of ingredients used to make DIY Mexican seasoning recipe.

Must Have Tools

The best decision I made was organizing my spices in my drawer.

I spent ages trying to find the perfect spice organizer to fit my drawer space. I wanted something nice since we spent the money on a kitchen remodel. It felt like my little splurge!

Since I couldn’t find anything I liked, that fit or felt like I was willing to spend, I did the foam board spice organizer hack and couldn’t be happier. It cost me a $1! Plus it is still going strong 2 years later!

Personally, I find that having organized spices in matching containers is easier for me to maintain and they look just pretty! Our spice drawer has received many compliments!

How to Make Mexican Seasoning Recipe

This is quick and easy to make and will take less than five minutes.

Use a mixing bowl to measure all of the spices into. Personally, I love using this one because it is simple to pour the spices into the jar.

Measure each spice individually and drop into bowl. There is no wrong or right spice to start with. Mix together thoroughly.

Pour the homemade mexican seasoning into the jar of your choice. Use within one year.

Picture of ingredients used to make DIY Mexican seasoning recipe.

Single Serve Mexican Seasoning Blend

Sometimes you need to make a small amount of taco seasoning in a pinch.

  • 1 tsp Garlic
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Red Pepper
  • 1/8 tsp Salt

Recipes to Use DIY Mexican Seasoning

This all purpose Mexican seasoning can be used in a variety of different dishes. Enjoy tacos, nachos, burritos, enchiladas and more!

Here is some of our favorites:

Close up picture of homemade DIY Mexican Seasoning Recipe.
Close up picture of homemade DIY Mexican Seasoning Recipe.

Simple DIY Mexican Seasoning Recipe to Keep On Hand

Yield: 8.5 Tablespoons
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This homemade Mexican taco seasoning is great to have on hand. Used in many dishes like tacos or fajitas. Preservative-free and gluten free plus you can customize to your spicy preference.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp Garlic
  • 4 Tbsp Cumin
  • 1 Tbsp Oregano
  • 1 Tbsp Paprika
  • 1.5 tsp Red Pepper (optional)
  • 2 Tsp Salt

Instructions

  1. Measure each spice and combine into a spice jar or small jar. Mix evenly.
  2. Store for one year.

Notes

You can spice this up by adding chili powder. On the flip side, you can lower the amount of paprika and/or red pepper to make it less spicy.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 tablespoons Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 18Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

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This homemade Mexican seasoning recipe is quick to make and great to have on hand for all of your favorite recipes. Perfect for tacos, fajitas, vegetables, beans, and more! Store in your favorite jar. Cheaper to make and better for you than the packaged blends. Enjoy this frugal hack!

Save this for next time you crave it!

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