teaspoon of homemade taco seasoning
Homemade Taco Seasoning
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
This DIY Homemade Taco Seasoning is easy and eliminates any mystery ingredients you might find in a taco seasoning packet!  Use it to spice up your beef or chicken in your favorite Mexican recipes!
Course: Seasonings
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: homemade taco seasoning
Servings: 3 servings
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 3 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1-2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small jar.  Cover and shake to mix.  Store in pantry until ready to use as directed in your recipe.

  2. To make taco meat, use about 2 tablespoons seasoning per 1 pound of meat.  Brown meat, sprinkle on seasoning and cook over medium heat with 1/3 cup of water or broth.  Simmer until liquid is absorbed.

Recipe Notes

2 tablespoons is equivalent to 1 package of store-bought taco seasoning.