How to Make Homemade Taco Seasoning

This homemade taco seasoning recipe is so easy to make. You can make it in minutes for half the cost than the store packets

Never buy over-priced taco seasoning packets again – Try this Homemade Taco Seasoning recipe!

Do you use those taco seasoning packets a lot?

I know that we used to! However, if you don’t get them for FREE with a coupon, then they are really quite expensive. All those packets are … just convenience in a package.

Instead… make your own Homemade Taco Seasoning. You can make it MUCH cheaper.  It is really easy, it tastes better, and it is actually much better for you!homemade taco seasoning - mix together

It is easy to make!

All you do is mix all the ingredients up in a jar. Then use 2 Tablespoons of your new mixture instead of a seasoning packet. It is that easy – one quick step and you have it ready to use it in any of your favorite recipes!

 Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

easy recipe for homemade taco seasoning

How to Make Homemade Taco Seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons of Chili
  • 1 Tablespoon of Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic salt (or garlic powder)
  • 2 teaspoons of pepper
  • 2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of Paprika
  • ¼ of cayenne or red pepper flakes (you can double this if you want an extra kick)
  1. Mix all the seasonings in a small bowl. Transfer to a jar and reserve.
  2. When you need taco seasoning, use 2 Tablespoons for a for a pound of meat (or just use 2 Tablespoons for any soup). I even labeled my jar that so I didn't forget.


Generally I double or triple this recipe so I don’t have to make it very often, and I put it in an old spice container or in a small mason jar and I am ready for my next taco night.

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  1. Patricia says:

    Hi! I found your recipe on Pinterest and love it! I wrote about it on my blog:


  2. Carrie says:

    Thanks for sharing Patricia!


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