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Simple Fiesta Tacos + Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Please don’t look up fiesta in the dictionary, because I am fairly certain I am not using it correctly.  It tends to be my go-to word when I want to share something with a Mexican flare that is lacking a sufficient title.  I mean, you and I both LOVE all things Mexican.

I know this.

Thus, why we get a long so well.

But Mexican XYZ can get old when its the title of 83% of the titles on this blog…I mean -yawn.

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Fiesta though?  Everyone wants a meal with Fiesta in the title!  Especially on Mondays.  Because couldn’t we all use a little Fiesta in our lives at the beginning of the week?  And ‘Simple’ well that is ALWAYS a crowd pleaser.

With no further ado, I give you Simple Fiesta Tacos!

But what makes these tacos special is that cute little jar of Homemade Taco Seasoning!

Homemade Taco Seasoning

And that little butter knife?

Well, yes, it has no relevance here.   But, hello…how cute right?!


With a few blends of pantry-staple ingredients, you can toss those preservative filled seasoning packets and have those fiesta flavors at your finger tips 24/7!

I remember the first time I actually looked at the ingredient list of my favorite taco seasoning.  It mentioned a few spices I knew well and then a bunch of things that sounded gross, scientific and not fiesta at all.

I just KNEW it didn’t have to be that way–which began my homemade taco seasoning quest!

I love having this simple blend handy when we need a quick flavor boost or…fiesta filled life.  This recipe is also enough to get you through a few meals!  So BONUS POINTS for preparedness. #yourewelcome

Homemade Taco Seasoning Tacos

We love adding veggies (corn and sauteed peppers) and some added protein via black beans to our tacos!  More veggies and protein equal max levels of Mexican satisfaction!  Not to mention, this budget-er can use less meat 😉

Homemade Taco Seasoning Tacos

That will stay between us though.  Don’t share with my meat-loving husband. You would be hard pressed to find a taco made in our household without being smothered with our favorite guac!  With that much avocado, I actually forgot there wasn’t cheese on these tacos.

And after this post, you know that is saying something…

I hope you try out this taco seasoning and stock up for the next time you need fiesta-ness in your life.  We are so happy to have this handy for such an occasion!  Not to mention, it is so much cheaper!

Homemade Taco Seasoning Tacos

If you try this recipe, make sure you post a photo on the socials [Instagram|Twitter|Facebook|Pinterest] and use the hash tag #wordslikehoneycomb so we can see!  It’s my favorite to see your creations! ?

Simple Fiesta Tacos + Homemade Taco Seasoning
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Recipe type: Seasoning Mix
  • 2 tbsp. chipotle chile pepper
  • 2 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 tbsp. cumin
  • 1 tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  1. Add all seasonings to a small bowl and mix until combine.
  2. Store in a small jar and use 1-2 tbsp. seasoning with ¼ cup water to every 1 pound of meat.



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