Homemade Taco Seasoning

It doesn’t take much to make Homemade Taco Seasoning but it makes all the difference in the world in flavoring your favorite tacos.

As simple as this is, you’ll want to double or triple this recipe so that you always have some on hand.

This seasoning uses ingredients you most likely have in your spice rack so no need to get fancy on this.  Combine, mix and use…that’s it!

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Homemade Taco Seasoning

Makes: 1/2 cup

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes


  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp fine sea salt
  • 1/2 tbsp freshly cracked black pepper


In a small bowl, stir together the chili powder, paprika, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, salt, and pepper. Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 1 year.

Chef’s Note:

Most taco seasoning packets have 2-3 tablespoons of seasoning in them. To substitute this taco seasoning mix for a store bought packet, simply brown your ground meat, drain off any fat and sprinkle on 2-3 tablespoons of the homemade taco seasoning per pound of ground meat, mix to combine. If you like saucy taco meat, add 1/3 cup water and 1 tablespoon cornstarch to the ground beef along with the taco seasoning.

Recipe by Modern Proper


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