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Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning is quick and easy to make. You can adjust your seasonings to your taste and have fresh seasoning on hand at all times.

Course Condiment
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 1 ounce


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


  1. In a small bowl, mix together chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper. Store in an airtight container. Yields about 2 3/4 tablespoons.
  2. To use: Use about 2 tablespoons of the taco seasoning for every 1 pound of meat. Use more or less depending on your preference. Brown meat and drain the fat. Add your taco seasoning along with about 1/2 cup of water. Simmer and stir until water is absorbed.

Recipe Notes


Store bought taco seasoning usually has a thickening agent in it. If you want the same sauciness that a store bought mixture have two options:

  1. Add 1/2 teaspoon of cornstarch to the spice mixture and follow directions.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of flour with the water when simmering.


Source: Allrecipes