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Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe

Never buy taco seasoning again! Know whats in your food, and take it back to the basics. This taco seasoning recipe has the perfect balance of spice, smokiness, and heat. The best part is is cost me nothing because I always have these staple spices in my cabinet.

Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword homemade taco seasoning, taco seasoning
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 tbsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup chili powder
  • 3 tbsp salt
  • 3 tbsp granulated garlic
  • 3 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp pepper


  1. Put all these spices in a pint size mason jar and shake it all together.

  2. Use 2 tbsp of the taco seasoning with 1/2 cup water in your ground beef, turkey, or chicken.

  3. Stir and let simmer onlow for 5 minutes.

  4. Store remaining taco seasoning in the mason jar.