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homemade taco seasoning in a small jar with tacos behind

Taco Seasoning mix

Homemade Taco Seasoning is full of classic flavor, and takes 5 minutes to make. So much better than store bought mixes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword taco seasoning mix
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 1-tablespoon servings (1/2 cup total yield)
Calories 29kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 1/4 cup Chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon ground Cumin
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground Red Pepper


  • Combine all ingredients and stir well to fully mix together.
  • Store in a sealed jar in a cool dark location. The seasoning mixture will last several months.

To use:

  • Substitute 1 tablespoon for 1 packet of store bought taco seasoning mix. Increase amount as desired to suit personal taste.


Easy Beef Tacos recipe

The easiest way to use the seasoning mix is IN tacos! Here is a fast and easy recipe.
  1. Add 1 pound of ground beef to a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Saute, breaking the beef into small pieces, until no pink remains in the ground beef. 
  3. Drain and discard any excess fat from the skillet.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon of the taco seasoning mix, 1/4 cup of tomato sauce and 1/2 cup of water to the beef mixture. Simmer until the liquid has evaporated and the beef has thickened into a sauce.
  5. Serve with hard taco shells or soft corn tortillas, grated Mexican blend cheese, chopped tomatoes and shredded lettuce.
Makes 6-8 tacos.


Calories: 29kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 705mg | Potassium: 175mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2260IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg