Homemade Taco Seasoning

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Homemade Taco Seasoning is easy to make and will last you a long time.

Mexican and Tex-Mex is probably our most favorite cuisine to eat and cook at home. This homemade taco seasoning is so versatile and perfect for dishes like Authentic Tex-Mex Beef Tacos and Best-Ever Chicken Quesadilla. It’s amazing in our Chicken Flautas, too! Make a big batch and store for future use!

Homemade Taco Seasoning
Homemade Taco Seasoning


It’s good to know (as best you can) what exactly is going into your recipes.  This recipe is packed with flavor, a little less on the sodium, and no preservatives.   Use it whenever you want to spice things up a bit…oh, and don’t worry, it’s not too spicy.  

But if you do want it spicier, increase the cayenne.  


Did we mention how amazing this seasoning is when you’re making homemade taco meat for beef tacos?

The flavor is so deep and really delivers that authentic Tex-Mex flavor that we all love so much.

Just look at these tacos and tell us you’re not getting excited about making a batch for you and your family!

Tex-Mex Beef Tacos recipe

This recipe is so good and really easy!  

Double or triple the recipe to keep on hand.  If using to make taco meat…cook the meat first, then add the seasoning (usually 1 ounce, then add 1 tablespoon of flour, then 1 cup of liquid, ie, stock).   NOTE:  This makes 2 ounces of seasoning (about 4 tablespoons).  The store-bought packets usually are 1 ounce (2 tablespoons).

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning

This homemade taco seasoning is so much better than the packet variety, easy to make...and you control the ingredients. Adjust to your liking!
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Seasoning
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 15 people
Calories: 92kcal


  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp Adobo seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 2 tsp freshly ground black pepper


  • Combine all ingredients until fully mixed.
  • Store in air-tight container.


Calories: 92kcal
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