All of the spices lined up and ready to be mixed together for Homemade Taco Seasoning.

Homemade Taco Seasoning

An easy homemade taco seasoning recipe to make from scratch - no preservatives!
Course Condiment
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep 5 minutes
Total 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 264 kcal
Author Michelle


  • ¼ cup + 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon + ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon + ½ teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1 tablespoon + ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon + ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • teaspoon garlic powder
  • teaspoon onion powder
  • teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes or ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
US Customary - Metric


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients until thoroughly combined. Store in an airtight container or glass jar at room temperature for up to 1 year.
  2. To Make Taco Meat: Brown 1 pound of meat (ground beef or chicken) over medium heat until cooked through. Drain. Return to the stove over medium-high heat and add ⅔ cup of water and 2 tablespoons of the taco seasoning mix. Simmer, stirring frequently, until all of the liquid has evaporated.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on 1/2 cup of taco mix

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Taco Seasoning
Amount Per Serving
Calories 264 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Sodium 14066mg 586%
Potassium 984mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 55g 18%
Dietary Fiber 15g 60%
Sugars 3g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 167.1%
Calcium 33.6%
Iron 88.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.