DIY Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

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by on April 28, 2014

homemade taco seasoningWe love Mexican food at my house. We have it at least once a week. Burritos, tacos, tostados, enchiladas, taco salad, etc – it is all wonderful! Unfortunately, I found that pre-made taco seasoning mixes usually upset my stomach. Maybe it is those extra ingredients (you know the ones that you can’t even pronounce!) or all the preservatives. I have found that making my own Taco Seasoning Mix not only saves money, but it is much healthier since I know exactly what is in it.

Taco Seasoning Mix is very easy to make and you may find that you have most of these ingredients already on hand.

With Cinco de Mayo around the corner – why not create your own fiesta at home!

DIY Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix


  • 1 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Corn Starch
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/4 tsp Oregano
  • 1/4 tsp Brown Sugar (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne (optional for more heat)


  1. Mix together all the spices and store in an airtight container until you are ready to use.
  2. When you are ready to use your Homemade Taco Seasoning, brown your meat first (approximately 1 lb) and drain off the fat
  3. Add the seasoning with 1/2 cup of water and let it simmer until the water is absorbed.
  4. Enjoy!

Tip: You can double (or triple) the recipe and store it in your airtight container so that you have it on those rushed weeknights when you are making dinner fast.

You may also enjoy these recipes:

Chicken & Cheese Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers

Homemade Refried Bean Dip

Loaded {With Veggies} Mexican Casserole

White Chocolate Cinnamon Bars


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