Homemade Taco Seasoning

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Tacos are one of my favorite quick and easy dinners. They’re not fancy — just some meat, spices, cheese and tomatoes in hard shells. Yum. And all my life, I’ve used taco seasoning from a packet.

Until now.

I never realized how easy it is to throw together some homemade taco seasoning. Most of the spices are probably already in your cabinet. You just have to experiment a little with the ratios to find a flavor combination you enjoy. It’s really that simple.

Here’s how I like it, adapted from Tastespotting:

Taco Seasoning

3 parts chili powder
2 parts ground cumin
1 part paprika
½ part cayenne pepper
1 part dried oregano
1 part onion powder
1 part garlic powder
1 part salt
½ part black pepper

Mix all the ingredients together and use however you’d like.

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  1. So would it be like 3 tablespoons chili powder and 2 tablespoons cumin? I just get confused with “parts”.

  2. how much then would you use of this per 1lb of meat?

  3. This is great! I have made my own taco and fajita seasoning and I like it SO much better! Pinned this!

  4. Made this tonight and absolutely loved it! Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Cassandra D. Everhart says

    It is just excellent to know this information.

  6. Ahh! Finally! Another addition to the meals I am going to prepare for my family. A big thanks to you.

  7. Brielle Luna says

    I want to stock these on our pantry. I am that kind of person who need these everyday.

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  9. Great article! This stuff is delicious!

  10. It never occurred to me to make my own taco seasoning! This is a game changer! Thank you!!


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