Taco Seasoning

There’s no secret, I love homemade tacos. Ever since I was little, it was one of my mom’s go-to dishes and I’ve adopted the practice as well. They’re so good, plus you can make them in a snap. The ingredients are pretty much always on hand and you can add as many toppings as you want. I’ve always bought seasoning packets from the store, but decided to try my own. The results were quite delicious, plus there’s no unnecessary add-ons.

Taco Seasoning  recipe

You start with some salt and pepper, pretty much the base to any seasoning.

Taco Seasoning salt pepper

Then add some cumin.

Taco Seasoning cumin

Next up, the chili powder.

Taco Seasoning chili

To add more flavor, in comes the garlic, onion powder, crushed red pepper flakes and oregano.

Taco Seasoning oregano pepper garlic onion

Finally, the paprika for great color.

Taco Seasoning paprika

Mix it all up.

Taco Seasoning

Add to browned meat.

Taco Seasoning meat

And with the toppings of your choice…

Taco Seasoning  toppings

…enjoy in a taco, burrito, salad or a spoonful of meat if that’s more your style.

Taco Seasoning  meal

For future ease, make in bulk and place in a jar.

Taco Seasoning  jar

Place a label with the recipe on the jar.

Taco Seasoning  label

I also used an old salt container lid to make a spout (I just cut it to size). They sell these pre-made, but if you have the materials, might as well just make it yourself.

Taco Seasoning  lid      

Taco Seasoning

Ingredients (for one serving in parenthesis)

  • 1/6 cup (or 8 tsp) of salt (1 tsp)
  • 1/6 cup (or 8 tsp) of pepper (1tsp)
  • 1/4 cup cumin (1.5 tsp)
  • 1/2 cup of chili powder (1 Tbsp)
  • 2 tsp garlic powder (1/4 tsp)
  • 2 tsp onion powder (1/4 tsp)
  • 2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (1/4 tsp)
  • 2 tsp oregano (1/4 tsp)
  • 4 tsp paprika (1/2 tsp)


  1. Mix all spices together
  2. Add 3 tablespoons of seasoning to browned meat with 2/3 cup of water. And cook until water has evaporated.
  3. Store in an airtight container.
  4. Full recipe makes about 21 tablespoons (7 servings).

Taco Seasoning homemade

Enjoy your weekend!


  1. this is perfection! I’ve been dying to do this but haven’t got the recipe.

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