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Making Taco Seasoning at home is easy, economical, and it tastes delicious.

Many years ago I managed the food service program at a local catholic high school. I really enjoyed working with the high school students. Those boys sure could eat! I also worked with some amazing women.We made many things from scratch. One thing we made in bulk was taco seasoning. I have made this for years. It is so inexpensive compared to the small packages you buy at the store. Very easy to do and you probably have everything already on hand. I usually make this recipe x 4 so I always have it on hand when I need it. You’ll need:
1/4 cup chili powder
1 1/2 tsp onion powder
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1 1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp pepper
Add all the ingredients to a small bowl.

Measure 3 heaping tablespoons per pound of meat.

Taco Seasoning

Homemade taco seasoning.

Keyword homemade, seasoning, spice, taco
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 13 kcal
Author Diane


  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
Nutrition Facts
Taco Seasoning
Amount Per Serving (1 tbsp)
Calories 13 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 584mg25%
Potassium 36mg1%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 140IU3%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

7 thoughts on “Taco Seasoning”

  1. Theresa @DearCreatives says:

    I’ll have to try your recipe. Looks good. Found you via FFHop! I hope you can drop by & are having a great day. I have a weekly link up pop in your recipes, crafts….anytime. A new follower.

    1. Diane says:

      Thanks so muhc for the invite.

  2. Evelyn says:

    Thank you for sharing this at Freedom Fridays! I have always bought my taco seasoning and was not sure what was in it:( But this is super, I also use it so much and now I will always have plenty. Have a super terrific week, my friend!

  3. Tat says:

    I’ve been buying taco seasoning from the shop, I’ve never realised it’s so easy to make.

  4. Katie @ Quality Cheap Home says:

    My Mother in law makes this for me but refuses to tell me what’s in it. Guess the secrets out now. Good thing too I use it up faster than she can restock my supply. Thanks for linking up to the Piece O Cake Party.

  5. Amy N. says:

    Definitely gonna try this, I HATE how much sodium is in the prepackaged ones!!

  6. Deb says:

    I made this, and it is SO GOOD! My family loved it, said the flavor was better than store bought, and I feel great cooking with this, because I know whats in it!! Making some to give for gifts this Christmas!! Thanks for a great recipe!!

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