This homemade kid friendly taco seasoning is easy to make, and has no hidden preservatives.
This mild taco seasoning recipe is perfect for kids who don’t like things too spicy, and tasty enough for the whole family to enjoy! You can easily adjust the recipe to make it suit your kids and your family, and it’s made from spices you probably already have in the cupboard.
This kid-friendly taco seasoning recipe is perfect for family taco night!
My kids could eat tacos every night of the week and never tire of them.
Actually I probably could too.
Wrap anything in a tortilla and we are a happy little family!
Tacos made a great family dinner because they are easy to make, budget friendly, and you can easily adjust the recipe to suit your family. That means I can add spinach when I’m worried we are lacking in leafy greens, we can make homemade guacamole when avocados are on special, and I can add grated zucchini when we’ve grown way more than we could ever eat!
Tacos are also a perfect kid-friendly meal because the kids can each build their own tacos, adding just the ingredients that they like, that makes them perfect for picky eaters, and people with allergies.
It’s easy to grab a packet of store bought taco seasoning to make your tacos, but those seasoning packets can have a long list of not so great ingredients, they can be expensive, and some kids might find them too spicy, but it’s really easy to make your own homemade, kid friendly taco seasoning for your next taco night!
If you are looking for more delicious taco options try one of these taco toppings for your taco bar.
How to Make Homemade Kid-friendly Taco Seasoning.
Making your own homemade taco seasoning is super easy, and your kids probably won’t even notice the difference between homemade and store bought. I was sure my kids would turn up their noses at my first attempt at homemade taco seasoning, but they didn’t even notice, so I’ve been making it myself ever since.
The great thing about making your own taco seasoning is that you can make it the way you like it! Over the years I’ve tweaked this kid friendly taco seasoning to add a little to add more of this, or less that, to get it just the way my kids like it. So this is my basic, kid-friendly, taco seasoning recipe, it’s a good place to start but feel free to change it to suit your tastes.
- 2 tsp chili powder - more or less depending on how how you like it
- 3 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 3 tsp ground cumin
- 3 tsp mixed herbs - Thyme, Rosemary, Marjoram, Basil, Oregano, Sage.
- 3 tsp sweet paprika
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp corn flour (corn starch)
- Mix well and store in a sealed container.
- Add as much or as little seasoning as you like to your choice of meat or vegetable base.
You can easily adjust this recipe to suit your tastes. Add or remove any herb or spice as you like.
Please note: this recipe uses Australian measurements and temperatures, if you need to convert measurements or temperatures you can find our printable cooking conversion chart here.
My kids like soft tortillas with their tacos, and lots of them, but those things are expensive, and there are often lot of additives and preservatives in the ingredients list, so once I had mastered our kid-friendly taco seasoning I decided to have a go at making my own tortillas too.
How to Make Homemade Soft Flour Tortillas
Making your own flour tortillas is a little more work than the taco seasoning, but it’s not difficult. It takes a bit of time, but there is no yeast and no waiting to rise, just lots of rolling out little circles. If you happen to have a tortilla press then it’s even easier!
You need to eat these homemade tortillas pretty soon after you cook them, but you can warm them a little in the oven or microwave if you cook them a little ahead of time. Unfortunately they don’t keep well, in fact mine go hard and rather like cardboard by the next day, but that’s ok, there’s never any left anyway!
- 4 cups of flour
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup of cold butter or olive oil.
- 1 – 1 1/4 cup water
- In the bowl of your food processor, with blade attached, combine the flour, salt and baking powder.
- If you are using butter cut it into small cubes and add it to the food processor.
- If you are using oil add it to the water before you add it to the dry ingredients.
- Give the food processor a quick pulse to combine the ingredients and cut up the butter even more, then add a little water and give it another quick pulse.
- Keep adding water and pulsing until the mixture begins to come together to form a dough, making sure you scrape down the sides as you go.
- Test the dough by giving it a good poke... you are looking for a firm springy dough, a little like pastry dough. Add more water if needed but be careful not to add too much.
- You can also mix by hand and knead well for a little while until you get a smooth pliable ball of dough.
- If you have time wrap the dough and pop it in the fridge for 20 minutes. Cooling it will make it easier to roll out.
- Divide the dough into around 12 balls, more or less, depending on how big you want your tortillas to be.
- On a well floured surface, roll the dough out into large circles, the thinner the better, and set aside.
- Heat a frying pan over a medium heat, once hot, brush with a little oil and pop a tortilla into the pan and cook till you see it start to bubble and puff up, then flip it over and cook the other side.
- Place cooked tortillas on a plate and cover with a damp tea-towel to keep them nice and soft.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 52Total Fat: 1g
It’s funny how it seemed so difficult to make these two simple things from scratch, until I actually gave it a go. Now I can easily make mild taco seasoning that I know my kids will love, and that doesn’t have any questionable ingredients, and a stack of fluffy soft flour tortillas!
Are you a taco lover?
Do you ever make your own?
What other things do you like to make from scratch?