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Homemade Taco Seasoning

Have you ever tried making your own taco seasoning? If not, you’re definitely missing out. It tastes better than pre-packaged taco seasonings. It’s also cheaper. And it doesn’t contain all of those pesky additives that are hard to pronounce.


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Homemade Taco Seasoning

It’s pretty simple to make. You probably even have all of the ingredients on hand to make it. So why not give it a try next time you’re having tacos or anything else that requires taco seasoning as one of the ingredients? Double my recipe to have even more on hand so you don’t have to make batches as often. Please enjoy the recipe.

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 2 tbsp of chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp of onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp of crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 tsp of dried oregano
  • 1 tsp of paprika
  • 3 tsp of ground cumin
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of black pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients and mix well
  2. Store in a storage container to reserve for future use


Adapted from

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 24 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 700mg Carbohydrates: 4g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 0g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g


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12 comments on “Homemade Taco Seasoning”

  1. I keep saying that I want to make my own taco seasoning instead of using the store bought packets! Is the recipe above enough for one meal?

  2. You should totally do it, Carrie! It's so simple to make. :)
    This recipe makes about 4tbsp of taco seasoning. I used 3 in the taco soup that I made but if you were using it to season say 1.5lb of ground meat, I'd say that 2tbsp would work so you would get two meals out of it.

  3. I use SO much taco seasoning around here I need to make my own. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Great Idea~! We love to make Tacos, and I have been trying hard to make things healthier and less processed around here :D

    Have a fabulous and inspired day!

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  5. I think I'm going to have to try this. In the store bought packets you combine water with the meat and seasoning…do you eliminate the water and just season the meat? Thanks.

  6. Hi Rebecca!
    You can add water if needed. It makes it easier to mix the seasoning into the meat. :)

  7. Love this! I am totally making this instead of buying those over-salted packaged kinds. Thanks so much for sharing! And thanks for linking up to our Keep Calm & Link up party – hope to see you again next week!

  8. This is terrific. Would love to have some on hand in my house. Thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. I hope you will link up again. The party will be live tonight.

    Thanks, Nichi

  9. Thank you for sharing at Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you'll be back this week to link up again! Have a great weekend!

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