Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe

Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Taco Seasoning!

Did you know you can make it yourself with simple spices you likely have in your pantry right now?

You’ll find your homemade taco seasoning recipe will be much more flavorful than the kind you buy in the packets at the grocery store.

I make up a batch of this stuff every few weeks and use it for several dishes we eat on a regular basis. Not just tacos!

This mixture is a combination of several taco seasoning recipes I’ve tried over the years. You might find that you want to change up some of the quantities of the spices to suit the tastes of your family as well!

Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe


  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


Mix all of the spices together in an airtight container and shake it up. Add 2-3 tablespoons of the seasoning per pound of meat. For taco meat, cook until browned and then add the taco seasoning.

I usually add a couple of tablespoons of water to the meat as well.

Let simmer for 5 minutes or so.


So tasty!

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  1. says

    Thank you! We eat tacos once a week (more if I allowed it!) so this recipe is perfect for us. Now I’ll no longer need to make sure I have store-bought packets on hand.

  2. Carrie says

    Thank you for this awesome recipe! Do you know if this is roughly equivalent to one envelop of store bought taco seasoning?


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