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Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning is so easy and full of flavor, you’ll never want to buy those little packets from the store ever again! Save yourself time and money by using staples that are already in your pantry to create the perfect blend of spices. Make an extra large batch and never run out on Taco Tuesday again!

Add this taco seasoning mix to our juicy Slow Cooker Chicken Breasts for some amazing shredded chicken tacos. Or for some added spice and flavor, mix it into our filling Stovetop Chili!

Small white bowl filled with homemade taco seasoning.

Homemade Taco Seasoning 

Homemade Taco Seasoning is so easy to make and you probably have the required mix of seasonings in your pantry already! This mix is easily customizable to your preferences and can be made in less than five minutes, honestly probably closer to 30 seconds this recipe is so simple.

You’ll never want to buy the tiny store bought packets again. Simply toss all the seasonings into a small bowl, mix, and store and you’ve got homemade taco seasoning for all your Taco Tuesdays! Double, triple, or quadruple this recipe so you never run out.

This taco seasoning is perfect on chicken, turkey, steak, even fish! Use it to season veggies or rice for some fun flavor. You can also add it to your favorite soup or chili.  Savory, smoky, and a little spicy this mix can’t be beat. 

How To Make Homemade Taco Seasoning 

  1. Combine the chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, sea salt, smoked paprika, oregano, cumin, and black pepper together in a small bowl. Stir until thoroughly combined.
  2. Use this seasoning mix to season ground beef, steak, or chicken.
Ingredients for taco seasoning in a bowl.

Tips and Variations

  • Any of these seasonings can be adjusted to your taste. Feel free to use more or less of any of them or eliminate some altogether. 
  • This recipe can easily be doubled, tripled, or quadrupled to make a larger batch.
  • Add more chili powder for more heat. 
  • Store bought taco seasoning packets are typically about 2-3 tablespoons of seasoning so this homemade batch will last you a few meals. 
  • Add a touch of water to your meat when using this seasoning so the meat stays moist while cooking. 
Homemade seasoning in a small dish.

Storage

Storage: Store this homemade taco seasoning in a jar or airtight container in your pantry for up to 6 months.

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Taco Seasoning

Yield: About 1/2 Cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Homemade Taco Seasoning is so easy and full of flavor, you’ll never want to buy those little packets from the store ever again! Save yourself time and money by using staples that are already in your pantry to create the perfect blend of spices.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
  2. Use 2-3 tablespoons of seasoning per 1 pound of ground beef.
  3. Keep any leftover seasoning in a sealed container for up to 6 months.

Notes

*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 2-3 tablespoons of taco seasoning. Actual calories will vary.

*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 29Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1649mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 2gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

*The calories are an estimate and are based on the ingredients and serving size listed. The calories can vary depending on the brand of product purchased.

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