Mexican Recipes Kids Can Make: Homemade Taco Seasoning
My family loves Taco Night! It’s quick, easy, and one of the few meals that all four of us can agree on. I try to always keep our pantry and fridge stocked with taco supplies for whenever I need a throw-together meal.
One evening, I was all set to make tacos and realized that I didn’t have any taco seasoning. It occurred to me that I probably already had everything I needed to make homemade taco seasoning in my spice rack. So I hopped online and found out what spices are usually included in pre-packaged taco seasoning mix. I had them all – I combined them and it turned out great! Here’s the mix that my family likes. You can adjust it to suit your own tastes. My kids like their foods a bit spicy – if yours have more sensitive palates, you may want to cut back on the chili powder and red pepper.[amd-zlrecipe-recipe:100]
Your homemade taco seasoning will be ready to go in just minutes! Once the meat for your tacos is browned or fully cooked, add the seasoning directly to the meat. I like to start with 2 teaspoons and then add more to taste. Slowly add water to the pan and bring the meat to a simmer until it’s saucy and seasoned just the way you like it!
My kids love to help by measuring and stirring the spices. It’s a great sensory activity, too – you can let your kids smell, taste, and feel the different textures of each spice. I like to double this recipe so that I always have some on hand – just be sure to store it in an airtight container.