Homemade Taco Seasoning

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Making your own Homemade Taco Seasoning is so easy and allows you to customize the flavors. No fillers, thickeners, or preservatives–just perfect from scratch taco seasoning ready for you to use any time!

Homemade Taco Seasoning in glass jars.

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Taco seasoning is a very commonly used ingredient in so many recipes we make for dinner. It’s a good idea to whip up a batch of Homemade Taco Seasoning to have on hand in the pantry at all times. Add a label for the name of the mix and an expiration date and you’re all set!

If you love to make your own seasoning blends, then be sure to also check out our recipe for Homemade Chili Seasoning and Homemade Italian Seasoning Mix.

The Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make Homemade Taco Seasoning (the exact measurements and full recipe instructions are below in the easy to print recipe card):

  • Chili powder
  • Paprika
  • Ground cumin
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Oregano
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Crushed red pepper optional – this ingredient adds a little spice, but it’s fine to leave it out for a milk seasoning mix.
ingredients to make Homemade Taco Seasoning.

How to Make Homemade Taco Seasoning

In a small mixing bowl, combine all ingredients.

spices in a clear bowl.

Pour the spice blend into spice jars.

mixing spices together in a clear bowl with a wooden spoon.

Tip: use a funnel to make it easier to transfer the mixture into the spice jars.

Homemade Taco Seasoning in jars with labels.

How to Store Taco Seasoning

Store the taco seasoning mix in a dry place for up to 6 months. Your spice cabinet or pantry would be the best place in the kitchen to keep the mix.

freshly made taco seasoning blend in jars.

How to Use Homemade Taco Seasoning

  • Taco meat – cook ground beef in a skillet then add the taco seasoning to taste.
  • Fajitas – season the meat with some of the taco seasoning, then pan-fry or grill. Add more seasoning to taste.
  • Shredded chicken – place chicken breasts in a slow cooker with 1/2 cup water and a couple tablespoons of the taco seasoning. Cook on low until fork tender. Shred and serve as taco or burrito filling.
Homemade Taco Seasoning in a glass jar with a wooden spoon.

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Homemade Taco Seasoning

This Homemade Taco Seasoning recipe is quick and easy to prepare, with no fillers, thickeners, or preservatives – just spices! Taco Tuesday has never tasted so good!
Servings: 24
Prep: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins


  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper optional


  • In a small mixing bowl, combine all ingredients.
  • Pour the spice blend into spice jars. Tip: use a funnel to make it easier to transfer the mixture into the spice jars.
  • Store the taco seasoning mix in a dry place for up to 6 months.


Calories: 3kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 206mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 277IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg


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5 comments on “Homemade Taco Seasoning”

  1. 5 stars
    I have been wanting these recipes for such a long time but didn’t want to buy the recipe book. Thank YOU!!!

  2. I’d like to know how much of the seasoning you recommend for one night’s dinner please, just curious, thanks!!

  3. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I would prefer to make my own instead of purchasing the packets.  My question is: when you make your tacos, how much of the recipe do you add to the ground beef?  Is this just for one serving or multiple servings?


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