This homemade taco seasoning is super easy, fresh and inexpensive. Did you know store bought packets may contain dairy, cornstarch, preservatives and sugar? Ditch the nasties and make taco seasoning at home!
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5 from 11 votes

Taco Seasoning

Taco seasoning is super easy, fresh and inexpensive. It's perfect for all your Mexican-inspired recipes.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: homemade taco seasoning, taco seasoning, taco seasoning recipe
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 46kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • Mix all the spices together in a bowl. Use immediately or store in an airtight container.


  • You can easily double, triple or quadruple this recipe to make a larger batch. Then, in the future just use two tablespoons of your taco seasoning mix per one pound of ground beef.
  • I don't add any onion powder to this mix because I typically add freshly diced onions to ground beef recipes. But feel free to add that spice as well, if you'd like.
  • To see inside my own spice drawer, don't forget to watch my spice drawer organization video.
  • For another delicious homemade seasoning, check out my¬†brisket dry rub.


Calories: 46kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1300mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 2940IU | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 3.1mg