Homemade Taco Seasoning is SO much better than those grocery store packets, and super easy to make!

If you love making beef tacos at home, you’ll love mixing up your own, personalized taco seasoning to have on hand to make tacos, taco salads, and fajitas whenever the mood strikes!

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Once I can find homegrown tomatoes at my local farmers’ market, I declare it taco season. I’ve been making my own seasoning for years, just dumping in the usual suspects.

Always yummy, but never measured, until today! Feel free to tweak it as desired: more garlic, more heat, or quadruple it so you have a stash for the rest of the summer! This taco seasoning is perfect for beef tacos, but try it with chicken, shrimp or even on flank steak with a squeeze of limefor fajitas.

Homemade Taco Seasoning ingredients

My Beef Taco Recipe

To make my ground beef tacos, start by sauteing a chopped onion and a half a diced red or green bell pepper in some olive oil till soft. Add your ground beef along with the 2 teaspoons of my homemade taco seasoning per pound of meat.

Cook and break up the beef with your spatula until the beef is cooked through. Taste for seasoning and add more spice or salt as needed. Drain any excess grease and serve this taco meat in a soft flour tortilla with diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce and cheddar cheese. Such a simple summer meal!

More Tex Mex Recipes You’ll Love:

This taco seasoning would be fabulous in this gorgeous Taco Salad.

If you are a fan of fajitas, this homemade Fajita Seasoning from Rachel Cooks is also a winner!


Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Yield ¼ cup taco seasoning

A homemade taco seasoning that can be tweaked as needed for more or less heat.


  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon paprika


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all the spices.
  2. Store in a covered container at room temperature.
  3. Use approximately 2 teaspoons of seasoning per pound of ground beef.


Adjust the red pepper flakes to your palate. Add more if you like spicy tacos.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 teaspoon

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 7Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 392mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g


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