Homemade Taco Seasoning


taco seasoning

Over the years, I’ve discovered that if I want to eat food free from preservatives and chemical flavors and unpronouncable additives, then I pretty much need to make it myself. I’ve also been pleasantly surprised to find that making my own typically tastes better and costs less than what I can buy in a package. This taco seasoning mix is what I add to my ground beef or pork, chicken or bean and veggie combo, whatever I’m prepping to put in my shells or tortillas on a given week. Hope you find it as easy and tasty as I do.

recipe inspired by thepioneerwoman.com

Makes enough for 4 meals


  • 4 tsp. chili powder
  • 3 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp. fine sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper


  1. Measure out all the ingredients in a small bowl. Mix well. Feel free to taste and adjust the salt or spices as desired.
  2. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.

2 thoughts on “Homemade Taco Seasoning

  • I agree with you. Everything tastes better when home-made. I don’t make tacos a lot, but I know I can use this spice mixture with no problem.

  • Christina Nifong

    July 17, 2016 at 7:58 pm Reply

    Thanks, Hilda. Glad to hear it! Homemade rubs and spice mixes are my go-to dinner helpers right now. I can use my herbs from the garden and I know my meal will be tasty! 🙂

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