The Best Homemade Taco Seasoning

It’s Taco Tuesday! Your at the store grabbing all of the needed ingredients and Instead of buying those questionable, preservative filled and sodium packed taco seasoning packets, why don’t you try making your own?!

When you make it yourself, taco seasoning is full of anti-oxidants and immune boosting spices without preservatives or other added ingredients for flavor or coloring.

I should preface this by saying not all ingredients in pre-made packets are bad. Also, a lot of companies are doing better at recognizing and removing some of the additives but still.. your tacos just don’t really need ingredients such as:

  • Sugar
  • Potato starch
  • Whey
  • “Natural flavors” – what are these said natural flavors? 
  • Maltodextrin,
  • MSG – they hide this under the name Autolyzed Yeast Extract
  • Cellulose

Not only is making a jar yourself easy and customizable, it may also save you a few buckaroos down the line.

There are a ton of different versions out there, but this one right here is the one that I tend to always gravitate towards. I have been thinking about adding turmeric to my next batch. What do you think of that?



The Best Homemade Taco Seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder⠀
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder⠀
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder⠀
  • 1/2 tsp oregano⠀
  • 1 tsp paprika⠀
  • 1 Tbsp cumin⠀
  • 2 1/2 tsp salt⠀
  • 2 tsp pepper⠀
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne or red pepper flakes
  1. Mix together.

  2. Store in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

Use 2 tablespoons for every 1 pound of meat- or to taste, of course.

As with other taco seasonings, either use the mixture as is, or add the seasoning & approximately  3/4 cup water to your meat.

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