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    Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe

    Published April 19, 2024. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

    This easy-to-make homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe has the perfect blend of spices for all your taco and burrito recipes. Once you try it, you won’t need to buy the pre-made and packaged version again.

    Using seasoning blends and rubs can help enhance the taste in whatever recipe you’re making, and often you already have all the ingredients necessary to make them.  If you want to start making them yourself, check out my

    All-Purpose Chicken Seasoning or Blackened Seasoning.

    taco seasoning in a jar


     

    Taco Seasoning

    Taco seasoning is a simple blend of herbs, salt, and spices that is used to season protein stuffed into tacos, burritos, or quesadillas. Its wonderful combination of zesty, earthy, and salty flavors gives your food just the right amount of Mexican essence.

    While this is a very basic recipe, it will add incredible flavors to whatever you season it with. The best part is that you most likely already have most of the required ingredients in your cabinets.

    Ingredients and Substitutions

    taco seasoning ingredients
    • Garlic – I prefer to use granules as opposed to garlic powder.
    • Oregano – Any dry oregano will work for this.
    • Cumin – Ground cumin adds some nice earthy flavors to this.
    • Onion – I prefer to use granules as opposed to onion powder.
    • Chili Powder – A good chili powder will add some nice zesty pepper flavors.
    • Salt – I always use coarse sea salt in my cooking and baking.
    • Pepper – freshly ground or pre-ground black pepper
    • Paprika – Some smoked paprika will add smoky flavors to the rub. You can also use sweet paprika in this.

    How to Make a Homemade Taco Seasoning

    Add all the spices to a small to medium-sized bowl.

    seasonings in a bowl

    Mix everything using a whisk or spoon.

    mixing together spices

    Store or use it.

    taco seaosning

    Make-Ahead and Storage

    Make-Ahead: You can make this homemade taco seasoning for several days or weeks before using it.

    How to Store: Put in an airtight container and store in a cool dark place for up to 1 year.

    Chef Billy Parisi

    Chef Notes + Tips

    • You can add other ingredients: thyme, cinnamon, red pepper flakes, cloves, cinnamon, cayenne, chipotle powder, or allspice.
    • You can also store this in glass jars with an air-tight lid.

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    Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe

    5 from 1 vote
    This easy-to-make homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe has the perfect blend of spices for all your taco and burrito recipes.
    Servings: 0.75 cup
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 0 minutes

    Ingredients 

    • 3 tablespoons coarse salt
    • 1 ½ tablespoons garlic granules
    • 1 ½ tablespoons onion granules
    • 1 ½ tablespoons chili powder
    • 1 ½ tablespoons oregano
    • 1 tablespoon cumin
    • 2 teaspoons paprika
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper

    Instructions

    • Add all the spices to a small to medium-sized bowl.
    • Mix everything together using a whisk or spoon.
    • Store or use it.

    Notes

    Make-Ahead: Make this homemade taco seasoning for several days or weeks before using it.
    How to Store: Put in an airtight container and store in a cool dark place for up to 1 year.
    You can add other ingredients: thyme, cinnamon, red pepper flakes, cloves, cinnamon, cayenne, chipotle powder, or allspice.
    You can also store this in glass jars with an air-tight lid.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 221kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 9gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 28208mgPotassium: 1055mgFiber: 16gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 7650IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 389mgIron: 15mg
    Course: seasoning
    Cuisine: Mexican, Tex-Mex, texas