Homemade Taco Seasoning

February 7, 2023Katie
Homemade Taco Seasoning

I can’t tell you how many packets of taco seasoning I’ve bought over the years before it finally dawned on my I could make my OWN homemade taco seasoning!

I was today years old when I finally tried it!

Why haven’t I been doing this all along I asked myself!?

I looked at the back of a taco packet and realized, “HEY! I have all those ingredients in my spice rack and a few others I think would actually make it better!”

You know in our household, we are big taco fans. These are our favorites EVER! But sometimes, we just crave the old fashioned ground beef tacos in a crunchy shell topped with shredded cheese, lettuce and tomatoes and a great big dollop of salsa and sour cream!

If you’re a frequent flyer taco maker, you can make the big batch version (on the printable recipe below) and store it in an airtight container like this for up to 6 months. Two tablespoons of taco mix equals one packet of taco seasoning. As usual you can add this to one pound of meat with 1/2 cup of water.

This will make Taco Tuesday really easy for you!

Homemade Taco Seasoning
Prep time
Total time
  • 1 t. chili powder
  • 1 t. Mexican oregano
  • 1 t. cumin
  • 1 t. salt
  • ½ t. chipotle pepper powder
  • ½ t ground ancho chili powder
  • ½ t. garlic powder
  • ½ t. onion powder
  • ½ t. black pepper
  • ¼ c. chili powder
  • ¼ c. Mexican oregano
  • ¼ c. cumin
  • ¼ c. t. salt
  • 2 T. chipotle pepper powder
  • 2 T. ground ancho chili powder
  • 2 T. garlic powder
  • 2 T. onion powder
  • 2 T. black pepper
  1. Mix all together
  2. Store in sealed container for up to 6 months.
  3. To make tacos:
  4. Use 2 Tablespoons taco mix with ½ cup water to 1 pound of ground meat
  5. Simmer, stirring frequently until water is fully absorbed.

Homemade Taco Seasoning


  • Marie at the Lazy W

    February 7, 2023 at 5:01 pm

    Doing this asap, thanks Katie!!
    1. Katie

      February 8, 2023 at 9:35 am

      Marie -hope you enjoy!

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