Homemade Taco Seasoning

Unlike store-bought spice blends, you know exactly what goes into homemade seasoning blends. Vitamix has the raw power to pulverize the toughest ingredients and create classic spice mixes like this taco seasoning blend.

taco seasoning

Ingredients

  • 8 (50 g) guajillo chile peppers [or or similar dried chile], stems and seeds removed
  • 4 Tablespoons (15 g) cumin seeds, toasted
  • 1 Tablespoon coriander seeds, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns, toasted
  • 2 Tablespoons (15 g) paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon minced onion
  • 1 Tablespoon dried oregano
  • ¼ cup (60 g) kosher salt, optional

Directions

  1. Place cumin seed, coriander seed, and black peppercorn into a small skillet set over medium heat. Toast until fragrant, about 2–3 minutes, stirring often, before removing from the pan and allowing to cool completely.
  2. Place the guajillo peppers, toasted spice mixture, and the remaining ingredients, except the salt, into the Vitamix container and secure the lid.
  3. Start the blender on its lowest speed, then quickly increase to its highest speed. Blend for 30 seconds, using the tamper to press ingredients toward the blades as needed. Use immediately or store in an airtight container.

Chef's Notes

  • The pepper stems and seeds in this recipe are removed for heat, however, they may be kept in if more heat is desired.
  • Making your own fresh spice blend like this reassures you that there are no stabilizers, fillers, or other ingredients you don't actually need in your spice blends.
  • Try making small batches at a time to ensure your spices are used at their peak freshness.
  • Take advantage of this DIY seasoning and make it your own. Watching your salt intake? You can always adjust it to your preference and let the other herbs and spices shine.

Ingredients

  • 8 (50 g) guajillo chile peppers [or or similar dried chile], stems and seeds removed
  • 4 Tablespoons (15 g) cumin seeds, toasted
  • 1 Tablespoon coriander seeds, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns, toasted
  • 2 Tablespoons (15 g) paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon minced onion
  • 1 Tablespoon dried oregano
  • ¼ cup (60 g) kosher salt, optional

Directions

  1. Place cumin seed, coriander seed, and black peppercorn into a small skillet set over medium heat. Toast until fragrant, about 2–3 minutes, stirring often, before removing from the pan and allowing to cool completely.
  2. Place the guajillo peppers, toasted spice mixture, and the remaining ingredients, except the salt, into the Vitamix container and secure the lid.
  3. Start the blender on its lowest speed, then quickly increase to its highest speed. Blend for 30 seconds, using the tamper to press ingredients toward the blades as needed. Use immediately or store in an airtight container.

Chef's Notes

  • The pepper stems and seeds in this recipe are removed for heat, however, they may be kept in if more heat is desired.
  • Making your own fresh spice blend like this reassures you that there are no stabilizers, fillers, or other ingredients you don't actually need in your spice blends.
  • Try making small batches at a time to ensure your spices are used at their peak freshness.
  • Take advantage of this DIY seasoning and make it your own. Watching your salt intake? You can always adjust it to your preference and let the other herbs and spices shine.

Ingredients

  • 8 (50 g) guajillo chile peppers [or or similar dried chile], stems and seeds removed
  • 4 Tablespoons (15 g) cumin seeds, toasted
  • 1 Tablespoon coriander seeds, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns, toasted
  • 2 Tablespoons (15 g) paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon minced onion
  • 1 Tablespoon dried oregano
  • ¼ cup (60 g) kosher salt, optional

Directions

  1. Place cumin seed, coriander seed, and black peppercorn into a small skillet set over medium heat. Toast until fragrant, about 2–3 minutes, stirring often, before removing from the pan and allowing to cool completely.
  2. Place the guajillo peppers, toasted spice mixture, and the remaining ingredients, except the salt, into the Vitamix container and secure the lid.
  3. Start the blender on its lowest speed, then quickly increase to its highest speed. Blend for 30 seconds, using the tamper to press ingredients toward the blades as needed. Use immediately or store in an airtight container.

Chef's Notes

  • The pepper stems and seeds in this recipe are removed for heat, however, they may be kept in if more heat is desired.
  • Making your own fresh spice blend like this reassures you that there are no stabilizers, fillers, or other ingredients you don't actually need in your spice blends.
  • Try making small batches at a time to ensure your spices are used at their peak freshness.
  • Take advantage of this DIY seasoning and make it your own. Watching your salt intake? You can always adjust it to your preference and let the other herbs and spices shine.