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Homemade taco seasoning in a jar.

Homemade Taco Seasoning

  • Author: Deborah Harroun
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: generous 1/4 cup 1x
  • Category: Spices
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Full of flavor and made from spices that are probably already in your spice cabinet, this homemade Taco Seasoning Mix is so much better than a store bought mix. Plus, you get to control what goes into it!



  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a small jar and stir or shake to combine.
  2. Store in a cool, dry place.

Recipe Notes:

About 2 tablespoons of this mix is a substitute for a packet of taco seasoning. It makes just over 4 tablespoons, so I will just use half of the mix for 1 pound of ground beef.

For recipes that call for one packet of taco seasoning, sub in 2 generous tablespoons.

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts. Any nutritional information should be used as a general guide.


  • Serving Size: 1 generous teaspoon
  • Calories: 8
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 232 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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