Homemade Taco Seasoning

Taco Seasoning

Tacos are one of my very favorite weeknight dinners! This homemade taco seasoning mix makes taco night even better! Honestly, I try to make tacos at least twice a month. Good thing all the other members of the family like tacos too!

Growing up, my family didn’t ever use taco seasoning when we had tacos, but my husband loves it. So when we got married, I started buying the little packets of taco seasoning. I really was a very inexperienced cook when we first got married and didn’t even think about making my own taco seasoning. A couple of years ago, I found this recipe and have never looked back.

It is so tasty and makes the best tacos. We all really like it and definitely don’t miss the store bought seasoning packets!

Homemade Taco Seasoning

adapted slightly from here

  • 4 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp. cumin
  • 2 Tbsp. paprika
  • 2 Tbsp. dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper

Mix together and store in airtight container (I just use an old spice bottle). To use in tacos, add 3 Tablespoons of mix and 1/2 cup water to 1 pound cooked, ground beef.

Try it! It makes the best tacos ever! I’m sure it would be great with other types of meat too, but we’ve only tried it with ground beef. Let me know if you try it and like it.

Have a great day and thanks for visiting!


  1. Scott Scott
    April 6, 2015    

    I’m a huge fan of this taco seasoning recipe! It makes me really happy every time KaCee puts tacos on weekly dinner menu. 🙂

  2. April 7, 2015    

    Taco’s are becoming a fast favorite in this house too. Will have to try this seasoning 🙂

    Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

  3. April 10, 2015    

    Love this recipe! I always stop by to look at the sachets of taco seasoning in the supermarket but it always feels a bit like cheating. What a great way to keep that spice cupboard in play, too!

  4. April 10, 2015    

    I’m writing this down. I tried once and it came out with WAY TOO MUCH CUMIN! It was horrible.
    thanks for sharing!

  5. April 10, 2015    

    Thanks for linking up with Best of the Weekend!

  6. April 11, 2015    

    Thanks for linking at #FabulouslyFrugal. Tacos and wraps are always a huge hit with my family so I am going to give this a try

  7. Linda B Linda B
    April 12, 2015    

    I’ll have to try it – love making tacos at home.

  8. April 13, 2015    

    I love making my own taco seasoning, so much better than those little packets. Thank you for sharing with Idea Box link party! Hope to see you again Thursday 🙂

  9. April 15, 2015    

    Yum! I love doing homemade taco seasoning. I’m always amazed at how quick and easy it is.

    I’ll definitely be trying your version soon.

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