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Homemade Taco Seasoning

This homemade taco seasoning recipe will have you making your own seasoning mix and skipping the store-bought packets from now on.
Course condiments, Ingredients
Cuisine Mexican
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 tbsp. seasoning mix
Calories 53kcal
Author Sara


  • 2 tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. fine sea salt


  • Add all ingredients to mason jar, or airtight container. Shake until combined.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Will stay good for up to a year.

To Use

  • Use 2-3 tbsp. of seasoning per pound of ground meat.
  • After meat has finished cooking, add ⅓ cup water, plus 2-3 tbsp. (or to taste) of taco seasoning per pound of meat. Allow to simmer for a few minutes prior to serving.


If you like a little spice, try adding some red pepper flakes.
I always double/triple the recipe so I have plenty to store and on-hand when I'm in need of taco seasoning. 


Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 607mg | Potassium: 301mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3457IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 4mg