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Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning

I would say we make tacos at least once a week, especially in the fall and winter. We usually use those taco seasoning packets but I have always wanted to make my own Homemade Taco Seasoning. So I scoured the internet and found this recipe that is used by most people who make their own taco seasoning!

And I have to say it’s a big hit in my house!

Homemade Taco Seasoning

I have always liked the idea of having homemade seasonings in my pantry. It’s nice not to worry about running out or discovering you don’t have any after the meat is already cooking.

Homemade Taco Seasoning

This is a very traditional recipe for taco seasoning. It makes about 3 tablespoons of seasoning which is equivalent to one packet of store bought seasoning. And you will use about 1/2 cup of water when adding to your meat.

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper


  1. Mix all of the seasoning together
  2. Makes 3 tablespoons of seasoning, equivalent to 1 packet

Recipe Notes

3 tablespoons of Homemade Taco Seasoning is the perfect amount for 1 pound of ground beef or turkey. Add 1/2 cup of water to make taco meat.

About Author

As a married-mother of two, Chris understands the demand on all families when it comes to dinner-time. She started her food blog, Burnt Macaroni, because she wanted to make that process easier for her family and others. Follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram as she teaches herself and her kids how to cook!

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