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Taco seasoning spices in a mixing bowl.
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Taco Seasoning (Better Than Store-Bought)

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 (or smoked paprika)
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • pinch of red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper optional


  • 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