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Taco Seasoning Recipe

This homemade taco seasoning recipe is quick to put together. It makes a large batch so you'll always have some on hand!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 1 batch
Author: Joy Kincaid


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


  • Add all the spices to a small mixing bowl or a jar. Stir the spices in the bowl (or cover jar with a lid and shake).
  • Store in a jar or airtight container with a label.


About two tablespoons are equivalent to one taco seasoning packet.
To Use for Seasoning Taco Meat: Add 2-2 1/2 tablespoons taco seasoning to 1 pound of cooked ground beef, plus 1/2 cup water and simmer.