Homemade Taco Seasoning

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I grew up eating tacos almost every weekend. It was one of our most requested “kid meals”. We would even have contests to see who could eat the most. My brother ate 7 tacos once, SEVEN! I still crave them. But, those little packets that made the tacos so delicious and so crave-able contain some less than savory ingredients (processed oils and MSG!). Just check out these labels…

Homemade Taco Seasoning | Real Food RN

Well, I rolled up my sleeves and decided to just make my own. The fun part about making your own is that you can mix it up a bit and add more heat! I know exactly what goes into my homemade taco seasoning now, no hidden chemical ingredients. They still taste amazing!

Homemade Taco Seasoning
Yield: Makes approximately 1 cup

Homemade Taco Seasoning

When you make your own taco seasoning, you know exactly what goes into the mixture, no hidden chemical ingredients. Plus, it still tastes amazing!


  • 1/3 cup chili powder
  • 1/3 cup cumin powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika (this adds a great flavor!)
  • ¼ cup sea salt


1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and stir until combined.

2. Pour into a glass jar (I love these cute spice jars).

3. Store in your pantry and lasts indefinitely.

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9 Replies to “Homemade Taco Seasoning”

    1. So on a quick google search, it looks like the packets contain about 1/4 cup on average. This recipe makes just over a cup. So it makes about 4 servings. I really add it to taste in all of my recipes.

    1. I really add it to taste. My favorite ways to use it is in taco meat, mixed into sour cream for a dip, and dusted on my dehydrated pumpkin seeds. I do all of those to taste 🙂

  1. I think you can use less of the homemade mix (maybe 2 Tbs. per pound of meat) since it doesn’t contain fillers such as cornstarch, found in the packaged mixes.

  2. How hot is this? If I get store bought I would get mild.
    And I don’t eat chili, so I am not familiar with what chili powder tastes like.

    1. It has a kick to it, but its completely individual. I LOVE spicy foods so it does not seem hot to me at all. But, if you do not like spice then it might be a little hot. You can always adjust to your taste by using less chili powder.

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