This super flavorful steak taco seasoning comes together in just 7 ingredients you likely have on hand in your spice cupboard already.
Keep a batch of this steak taco seasoning on hand for making our famous flank steak tacos!
It’s Steak Taco Time
Making steak tacos for dinner, but don’t know where to start with seasoning your beef? We got you! This incredible steak taco seasoning…
- is the perfect amount of savory and sweet
- doesn’t require you to run to the store and buy a bunch of spices you’ll never use again
- is 100% is our favorite steak taco seasoning regardless of the cut of beef you’re using for your tacos.
Plus, it’s only 7 ingredients — and bonus, you probably have these all on-hand at home already.
The Ultimate Steak Taco Seasoning
This steak taco seasoning is so incredibly tasty! It brings together the following simple spices for ultimate flavor perfection:
- Garlic powder
- Chili powder
- Smoked paprika
- Brown sugar
- Salt & pepper
How to Use Steak Taco Seasoning
When using this steak taco seasoning, be sure to massage it really well into the meat, and then let it rest “caked on” your steak before cooking. This will result in super flavorful and tender steak for your tacos 😀
Is this steak taco seasoning spicy?
This steak taco seasoning is generally mild as is, but you can easily make it spicier:
Make it Spicier
If you prefer a spicier steak taco 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.
How much steak taco seasoning do you need for 1 lb. of meat?
A good rule of thumb for our steak taco seasoning is that you need about 4 tablespoons of seasoning per 1 lb. of meat.
Why make a large batch of this steak taco seasoning?
What’s great about this recipe is that it yields X cups of steak taco seasoning, so you can have multiple taco nights for each batch.
Storage: Simply make a whole batch using the ingredient amounts below, and then store in an air-tight container in your spice cupboard for up to 3 months.
Recommended Spice Containers
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.
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The Best Steak Tacos
These easy steak tacos are made from perfectly seasoned sliced flank steak and topped with a simple tomato pico, avocado slices and cotija cheese.
Best Cut of Beef for Steak Tacos
This steak taco seasoning can be used with ANY cut of beef, but we absolutely love using flank steak for our tacos.
Flank steak can get a bad rap because it is a more affordable cut of meat (plus, it is quite lean), and can be a bit tough if you don’t cook it correctly.
We love flank steak here on Fit Foodie Finds because when you season and cook flank steak correctly, it’s deliciously flavorful and tender — which makes it a perfect cut of meat for our thinly sliced steak tacos.
The Always Pan is our favorite pan for sauteing, steaming, frying, and simmering. It’s a nonstick pan that we highly recommend.
Steak Taco Seasoning Recipe
- 1/4 cup garlic powder
- 4 teaspoons chili powder
- 4 teaspoons cumin
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 4 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- Place all ingredients in a small glass container or mason jar.
- Mix to combine.
- Store in a cool, dark place.
Tips & Notes
- Per 1 lb. of steak: use 4 tablespoons of steak taco seasoning.
- Yields: 1 cup
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