Celebrate Taco Tuesday with yummy Homemade Tacos! They are so easy to make and much healthier than a store bought boxed taco kit. Make your own all-natural, homemade taco seasoning and never get tacos from a box again!
These Homemade Tacos will be the best thing on your plate all week! Okay, I’m saying that because I like tacos…a lot. So much sometimes it hurts…as in my tummy hurts.
Case in point, I once ate something like 12 tacos all by myself at the dinner table when I was young (I swear, ask my Mom). I’m not condoning that sort of behavior, I’m just saying I really, really, really, like tacos.
A homemade seasoning mix for homemade tacos!
Making homemade taco seasoning is ridiculously easy and much better tasting (and better for you) than the pre-made store varieties. Seriously, have you ever read the label on pre-made taco seasoning?
The ingredient list doesn’t even make any sense, with all those words I can’t even pronounce. That stuff needs to stay in the packet! Walk on by, my friends, walk on by…
Using whole spices for homemade taco seasoning
Here’s a tip: the best cumin is the kind you can grind yourself. It’s easy. Just toast whole cumin seeds in a small pan over medium heat until they are lightly browned and toasty, let cool, then grind in a coffee grinder. Store the ground cumin in the refrigerator in a tightly covered glass container to stay fresh.
I make homemade tacos at least once a week in my house. Usually on Taco Tuesday, but I’ve been known to celebrate Taco Monday, Taco Wednesday, Taco…well, you get the picture. I love to serve them with tons of fresh pico de gallo on top too.
P.S. If meat isn’t your thing, try this recipe for vegetarian chili to make vegan or vegetarian tacos. It’s chock full of healthy veggies and hearty beans! And it’s absolutely divine wrapped up in homemade flour tortillas, like a big California burrito.
Hope you make my recipe for Homemade Tacos and please let me know in the comments below how you liked the seasoning mix!
- 1 1/2 pounds ground meat , beef, pork, chicken, or turkey
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 3/4-1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoon all natural ketchup
- 1 cup water
- chopped cilantro , to taste
- In a medium sized skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground meat, then drain the excess grease.
- Add all the spices, salt, pepper, ketchup, and water. Stir well and let mixture simmer uncovered for 15-20 minutes.
Serve immediately in the fresh corn tortillas, pico de gallo, and the additional accompaniments. Enjoy!