This easy Homemade Taco Seasoning is my go-to seasoning for tacos! It’s packed with flavor and will give you perfectly seasoned tacos every single time.

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Easy Homemade Taco Seasoning

There’s no need to rely on store bought taco seasoning packets when you can make your own at home! This recipe for homemade taco seasoning is packed with flavor, so easy to make, and you likely already have all of the spices you need to make it in your pantry. No more running out to the store when you’re in a pinch and forgot the taco seasoning packet – just make your own!

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Ingredients

This homemade taco seasoning is made with just a few dried herbs and spices you likely already have on hand. Here’s what you need:

  • ground cumin
  • chili powder
  • smoked paprika
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • dried oregano
  • crushed red pepper flakes (you can omit if you don’t want the seasoning to have a little spice)
  • salt
  • black pepper

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How to Make Homemade Taco Seasoning

Step One: Add all of the ingredients to a small jar or container. Stir or shake until well combined

Step Two: Use immediately or store the seasoning in air-tight container until ready to use.

You can also double or triple this recipe if you want to make a bigger batch. 

taco seasoning in bowl with whisk

How to Use

This recipe makes one serving of taco seasoning that you can use for one pound of ground meat at a time. I add the seasoning to my ground meat, after browning. I also like to add one-fourth of a cup of water or broth to the meat to keep it moist.

How to Store

Store the taco seasoning in an air-tight storage container (like a mason jar) in a cool, dark place.

taco seasoning in jar with spoon

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I hope you give this  Homemade Taco Seasoning recipe a try! It’s easy to make and will give you flavorful tacos every single time!

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Homemade Taco Seasoning

  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: no cook
  • Cuisine: Mexican-inspired
  • Diet: Gluten Free
  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: no cook
  • Cuisine: Mexican-inspired
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Method

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a small jar or container. Stir or shake until well combined
  2. Use immediately or store the seasoning in air-tight container until ready to use.

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