homemade taco seasoning

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Is easy recipe for homemade taco seasonings use the spices you already have in your pantry. It is the perfect mix to have on hand to season your favorite meats and vegetables.

taco seasoning in jar with surrounding metering

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In the past, I used to make a lot of tacos, with those nice packets of taco condiments you can buy at the store. They're not expensive, and they come in a clutch, but then I realized that most of the taco seasoning ingredients were already in my pantry.

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Making your own is also healthier, as you have more control over your sodium level and know exactly what's going on in your seasoning. It took me a while to get the perfect ratio for this taco seasoning, but after a lot of mixing and matching, this combo was perfect.

What's in there?

My homemade version of the taco seasoning includes the following pantry staples.

  • chilli powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Cumin
  • Kosher salt
  • Peppers
  • Oregano
  • Black pepper
  • Cayenne pepper

Taco seasoning on a plate

I tend to have store-bought chili powder at my house these days, but you can make your own homemade chili powder recipe.

I use kosher salt for all of my recipes, as I like the after taste and flake size better than table salt, but table salt will work well in this recipe.

How to make taco seasonings

It is an easy madness. Combine all your spices in a bowl and stir until combined or add them to a glass jar and shake them. That's!

Taco seasoning with protruding spoon

How to use it?

When using this taco seasoning, you will want to use over 2 tablespoons per 1 pound of meat. That can be adjusted according to recipe and preference. The recipe as written creates about 5 tablespoons of seasoning. You can adjust the amounts to do more or less.

Use this seasoning in the following recipes.

Tips on taco seasoning

  • This taco seasoning is best stored in an airtight container. These small glass jars they are perfect for spice storage. I also like to use a label maker to make labels for my homemade spices.
  • This seasoning will last up to 2-3 years, but it does not last more than a month in our house.

Looking for more homemade condiment recipes? Try these:

homemade taco seasoning

You can make your own homemade taco seasoning that's perfect for seasoning your meat for tacos, burritos, nachos and more.

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  • Adjust the seasoning to your personal preference. The added salt will depend on how salty your chili powder is.
  • This seasoning will last up to 2-3 years.


Calories: 7kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 410mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 499 IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1 mg

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