Making your own homemade taco seasoning is so much better than store-bought!
I started making my own homemade taco seasoning years ago and haven’t turned back. I’m amazed at how flavorful it is and how much better it tastes than a store-bought packet! This recipes makes a large batch you can store in your pantry for any recipes that call for taco seasoning. My favorite part of this recipe is that you can tweak the seasonings to make it hotter or milder for your family.
While I prefer very mild taco seasoning, I can always add a pinch more to cayenne pepper the pan of taco meat while I’m cooking to add some heat to my dish
The easiest way to store your homemade taco seasoning is to place it into a small mason jar in your pantry. I reuse a grated cheese top that fits on my mason jar perfectly so it’s easy to use.
Use your seasoning in any recipe that calls for taco seasoning. When I’m making tacos, I use 3 tablespoons of seasoning and 1/4 cup of water for every 1 pound of meat, usually ground beef or turkey.
Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipes to Try
We have lots of great taco recipes that this homemade seasoning will be perfect for!
- Taco Pasta Salad
- Shrimp Taco Recipe (swap fajita seasoning for taco seasoning)
- Kid Friendly Taco Coney Dogs
- Taco Dip Appetizer Recipe
- ⅓ cup chili powder
- 3 tablespoons paprika
- ¼ cup cumin
- ¼ cup oregano
- 2 tablespoons garlic powder
- ¼ cup onion flakes
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or more for hot seasoning)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Add all seasonings into a large bowl and mix well. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
- Add 3 tablespoons seasoning and ¼ cup water to 1 lb browned meat.
- Substitute for any recipe that calls for taco seasoning.