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Homemade Taco Seasoning

This simple recipe for homemade taco seasoning will quickly become a pantry staple! A perfect blend of spices, so much healthier and cheaper than packets!


  • 4 tbsp. chili powder
  • 3 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. paprika
  • 3 tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp. plus 2 tsp. dried minced onion
  • 1 tbsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper


  • Combine all ingredients and mix well to blend. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.
  • To prepare tacos, use approximately 2 heaping tablespoons of seasoning mix per 1 lb. of ground beef, chicken, or turkey.
  • For instance, to quickly make taco meat on the stovetop, brown 1 lb. of meat in a skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 cup of water with the seasoning, and simmer until the liquid is almost completely gone. Tacos!


Nutrition information is an estimate for the entire batch, which yields approximately 1 cup. You'll typically use just 2 tablespoons of the spice mix for cooking 1 lb. of meat!

Nutrition Estimate

Calories: 529kcal, Carbohydrates: 89g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 6809mg, Potassium: 3255mg, Fiber: 42g, Sugar: 15g, Vitamin A: 40445IU, Vitamin C: 15.4mg, Calcium: 747mg, Iron: 49.5mg
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