Homemade Taco Seasoning

  • Author: Ronda Eagle | Kitchen Dreaming
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1/4 cup 1x


Making Homemade Taco Seasoning is easy and affordable. It costs just pennies to prepare using simple pantry ingredients as compared to the leading national brands. The homemade mix contains no MSG, artificial colors or flavorings and no anti-caking agents used in the pre-packaged varieties.



  • 2 Tbsps dried onion flakes
  • 2 tsps dark chili powder
  • 2 tsps cumin
  • 2 tsps salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsps cornstarch


  1. Mix all the ingredients together. Store any unused portion in an airtight container with a tight fitting lid. Store away from light. Stable for 6 months.
  2. For tacos: Brown ground meat and add 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning to every 1 pound of ground meat. Add 1/2 cup of water and bring to a simmer and then reduce heat and continue to simmer until thickened, stirring often.

  • Category: seasoning
  • Method: blend
  • Cuisine: mexican

Keywords: homemade, taco, seasoning, blend