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Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe

This DIY taco seasoning is better than the store bought kind and stores for up to 6 months in your pantry! Double, triple or quadruple so that you always have some on hand.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: seasoning
Servings: 1 serving


  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional if you don't like spicy)
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp sea salt


  • Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Use 2 tbsp (1 ounce) seasoning and ½ cup of water to one pound of cooked taco meat and allow to simmer until ready to eat.


If making to store: Double, triple, or quadruple the amount and mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Add to an airtight container and store in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.