Homemade Taco Seasoning

Avoid store-bought taco seasoning that's chock-full of salt and ingredients that no one can pronounce. Make a double batch and store it along with your spices for easy weeknight tacos. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  1. Measure all the ingredients into a small jar or air tight container. Shake it up to give it a good mix. Store until ready for use.

  2. Use 2-3 tbsp per 1 lb of meat. 

    For ground beef tacos: once the meat is cooked, add 2-3 tbsp of seasoning and 1/2 cup of water. Cook until water has reduced to half and is thickened.

Recipe Notes

If you are sensitive to heat, omit the red pepper flakes. If you like a little bit of a kick, add another 1/4 tsp!