I love taco seasoning. Yes, I love using it to make regular weeknight tacos, but I also love using it for crockpot chicken tacos, taco soup, 7-layer dip, and more. We go through a lot of taco seasoning in our house, and instead of stocking up on packets of store-bought taco mix, I love this homemade spice blend that my mom has been making for decades. It smells amazing and fresh, and you get to control exactly what is in your tacos, which I always love. With only a handful of ingredients that you most likely have in your spice cupboard, it doesn’t take too much longer to put together than it takes to tear open one of those taco seasoning packets from the store. And if you really want convenience, you can make a larger batch, keep it in a jar in your pantry, and just scoop it out as needed. And if you just want to open the jar and take a deep breath every once in a while, that’s totally understandable. I told you, it smells totally incredible!
- 1½ to 2 teaspoons chili powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon oregano
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup chili powder
- ¼ cup garlic powder
- ¼ cup oregano
- ¼ cup cumin
- 2 Tablespoons salt
- Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Combine the seasoning mixture with 1 lb of cooked and drained ground beef, along with ½ cup water and 2-3 dashes of hot sauce if desired. Simmer until heated through.
- If you make a larger batch of taco seasoning, simply use a rounded Tablespoon of the seasoning mixture as directed above. Store the extra taco seasoning in an air-tight container.
6 thoughts on “Homemade Taco Seasoning”
Yum! I always hate how much sodium are in the pre-made taco seasonings. Saving this one to Paprika app now!
It’s so good! Let me know if you try it!
Homemade is such a great way to go for things like this that you can get in bulk and made a huge volume of!
Yes! And then you never run out!
Love the taco seasoning! I recently made enchiladas, and was ridiculously happy that I made my own sauce, rather than using store bought. Yay!!
Hello Kim! Yes, homemade is usually better!