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Homemade taco seasoning ingredients in a bowl

Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe

This Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe comes together in minutes with ingredients that you already have in your pantry so it's much more cost effective. You control the sodium and it keeps in the pantry for months!

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  • 4 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika sub with regular paprika
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano sub with dried coriander
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper use less or more according to the level of spice that you desire
  • 1.5 teaspoons salt or to taste


  • Place all spices in a small bowl and mix well to combine.
    4 tablespoons chili powder, 2 tablespoons ground cumin, 2 tablespoons smoked paprika, 2 teaspoons dried oregano, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1.5 teaspoons salt
  • Place the taco seasoning in a small air tight container and store in a cool, dry area for up to 3 months.


  • Pro tip:  This taco seasoning includes just enough salt so that it doesn't overpower a dish.  Add more or less salt to suit your tastes.  
  • I normally use 2 tablespoons of the spice blend for every 1 - 1 1/2 lbs. of taco meat or veggies.
  • Use seasoning as taco meat seasoning or for fajitas or your favorite Mexican recipes.


Calories: 23kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 450mg, Potassium: 145mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 1937IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 36mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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