Homemade Taco Seasoning

Make your own Homemade Taco Seasoning with just 9 ingredients you likely already have in your spice cupboard, and you’ll be on your way to the most flavorful meat or veggie tacos in no time.

Keep a batch of this homemade taco seasoning on hand for making taco soup or stuffed taco zucchini boats or these crockpot chicken taco bowls.

homemade taco seasoning in a jar

DIY Taco Seasoning

Ditch the store-bought taco seasoning for this super flavorful clean ingredient taco seasoning. Made with the following ingredients that you likely have in your spice cupboard already:

  • Chili powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Cumin
  • Onion powder
  • Coarse sea salt
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Ground black pepper
  • Ground oregano
  • Smoked paprika

This taco seasoning is mild as-is, but if you prefer a spicier spice mix, add more smoked paprika or red pepper flakes. If you like it hot-hot, add a bit of cayenne pepper to the mix.

homemade taco seasoning ingredients on a plate

Our Go-To Spice Jars

In case you’re in the market for some cute spice jars for homemade spice mixes, check out some of our favorites below! They’re super affordable and in the long run, you’ll end up saving money especially if you start buying your basic spices in bulk.

Taco Seasoning Ideas

This taco seasoning doesn’t need to be JUST for tacos! The flavorful combination of spices works great on the following:

  • Flavor soup: Use this seasoning to give your chili or taco soup some extra flavor!
  • Spice rub: Use this taco seasoning as a spice rub for any kind of meat such as chicken, beef, carnitas, or shrimp. Give your meat a nice pat down and let sit for about 20 minutes before cooking with your preferred method.
  • Homemade tortilla chips: Ever made our own tortilla chips? This spice mix would be so yummy sprinkled on top of chips!
  • Roasted veggies: If you’re roasting a bunch of veggies, you’ll love the flavor this seasoning gives your veggies. Follow our tutorial for how to roast sweet potatoes, but use this taco seasoning instead!
beef tacos flavored with homemade taco seasoning

How to Use Taco Seasoning

Recipe

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Make your own Homemade Taco Seasoning with just 9 ingredients you likely already have in your spice cupboard, and you’ll be on your way to the most flavorful meat or veggie tacos in no time.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
Author: Linley Richter
Yield: 1.5 cups (6 servings) 1x
Category: Spices
Method: No Bake
Cuisine: Mexican

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup chili powder
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup cumin
  • 3 teaspoons onion powder
  • 4 teaspoons coarse sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1.5 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1.5 teaspoons ground oregano
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a small glass container or mason jar and mix.
  2. Store in a cool, dark place.

Notes

  • Taco meat: For 1 lb. of ground meat, use 1/4 cup homemade taco seasoning.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 82
  • Sugar: 1
  • Sodium: 1715
  • Fat: 2
  • Carbohydrates: 16
  • Fiber: 7
  • Protein: 3
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