Homemade Taco Seasoning


How many boxes of Taco Seasoning have you bought in the last year? We use a lot of Taco Seasoning and we save money by making our own. I also know what ingredients are in mine because I put them there! Most of the ingredients you probably already have in your cupboard. It only takes a few minutes to make a batch.

Source: I adapted my recipe from foodrenegade.com.




Put the ingredients in a bowl and combine.

Store in an airtight container.

(Use 3 Tbsp of the mixture to replace one – 1.25 oz packet you buy at the store)


Homemade Taco Seasoning




  • 1 Tbsp. Chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp crushed dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1-1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp pepper


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Use 3 Tbsp of the mixture in place of one store bought 1.25 oz packet.
  3. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.




Categories: Spices/Seasoning


  1. I love making my own, I’d never go back to the store bought ones. So many of them have sugar, why?! I make one exactly like this, except that I haven’t tried with onion powder yet…I figured because there’s always onions in Mexican recipes that I didn’t need it. Maybe i’ll adjust it and try that.

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  2. Great recipe! You know what I have been doing for tacos lately – I have been simmering my cooked ground beef in my favorite salsa diluted with water. I simmer it a long time and the salsa/water mixture evaporates and I am left with deeply salsa seasoned ground beef. Makes yummy tacos 🙂

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  3. I use a very similar recipe. I also use the mixture on pork chops and chicken. I add a bit of corn starch to thicken up the water. Exactly like store bought. Haven’t purchased taco seasoning (or any other packaged mix) in years.

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