How to Make Homemade Taco Seasoning

Making your own homemade taco seasoning will help cut costs that seem small, but really add up! I was guilty of buying pre-packaged seasonings without realizing how much more expensive it comes out to be over time. One packet… one dollar? Sounds good until you realize that only provided seasoning for one meal (and maybe not even that). Not to mention added artificial color and preservatives.. Yuck.



  • 1 Tbsp. Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1/3 tsp. Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/4 tsp. Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp. Black Pepper

Total Servings: Makes about 2 tbs./ or enough to replace to pre-packaged 1.25oz packet from the store



  1. This is the easy part! Measure correct portions of each spice
  2. Mix and store in an airtight container

Feel free to customize this recipe to fit your preferred taste. I would suggest playing with seasonings other than salt before upping the sodium content! I use this custom blend with taco meat (turkey or beef), to season whole and refried beans, as a base with chicken broth for tortilla soup, and for my baked chicken fajita meat.

Happy Seasoning,



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    1. Great question! I use glass, but plastic would work just fine as long as it is sealed tightly. If you have an empty spice container, that would work well too!

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