This quick and easy homemade taco seasoning mix helps you ditch the packaged mixes but not lose flavor.
When I did the reader survey a few months ago quite a few of y’all wanted more homemade mixes. The great thing about this particular seasoning mix is you probably already have most, if not all, of the herbs and spices on hand already.
I’ve tried several homemade taco seasoning mix recipes over the years but found they tasted more like chili powder with some salt added. I saw a recipe on Surviving the Stores for what Rachel called the best homemade taco seasoning. I made a small change or two to the recipe and was rather pleased with the results.
I made tacos one night when my nephew was here and he adored them. The seasoning added a tiny bit of heat from the black pepper but not so much that it was too spicy for him. I’ll be sharing other ways to use this instead of in ground beef tacos.
10 minPrep Time
10 minTotal Time
- 1 Tablespoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon black pepper
- 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons dried minced onion flakes
- 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
- 2 1/2 teaspoons paprika
- 3 Tablespoons chili powder. Not chili seasoning
- Mix all ingredients in a small bowl, whisk together.
- Store in a covered jar or empty labeled spice jar in a cool dry place.
- Sprinkle 1-2 Tablespoons of the mix over 1 pound ground beef. Cook over medium heat until browned. Add 1/3 cup water and simmer for 5-10 minutes.