Quick and Easy DIY Taco Seasoning (2024)

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Create your own DIY Taco Seasoning with this simple, flavorful blend of spices. This homemade taco mix combines chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, coriander, and a touch of cayenne for a perfect balance of heat and savory. Ideal for seasoning ground meats, veggies, soups and more.

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Most packaged taco seasonings are filled with preservatives, artificial colors, too much salt, and other fillers that aren’t necessary. The advantage of making your own seasoning gives you control over the ingredients.

You can use chili powders of your choice, for example you can use chipotle or ancho or use a combination of peppers.

This recipe yields 10 tablespoons, it’s designed so you always have taco seasoning on hand. Two tablespoons of seasoning is equivalent to one store-bought seasoning packet.

Ingredients You’ll Need

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  • chili powder
  • cumin powder
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • smoked paprika
  • ground coriander
  • dried oregano
  • cayenne pepper
  • sea salt
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Step 1 : Combine

Place all of the measured ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix until well combined.

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Step 2 : Store

Store in an airtight glass container.

Ways To Use Your DIY Taco Seasoning

Taco Meat: For one pound of ground beef, chicken, turkey, or plant-based alternative add 2 tablespoons of this seasoning to cooked and drained meat. Taste and add more salt as needed. (2 tablespoons of this DIY seasoning is equivalent to one store bought taco seasoning packet.)

Soups and Stews: It makes a great addition to a pot of chili or bean soup or stew.

Beans: It’s great stirred into refried bean or any beans of your choice.

Veggies: Taste absolutely delicious on grilled or roasted veggies.

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Variations

Spicy Version: Use more cayenne or other dried chili powders.

Mild Version: Omit the cayenne pepper for a mild spice.

Low-Sodium: Use less salt if you want a low-sodium version.

Saucy: To create a saucy consistency add 1 teaspoon of cornstarch to your seasoning mix.

Storing DIY Taco Seasoning

This taco seasoning is best stored in a glass airtight container for up to 6 months.

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Quick and Easy DIY Taco Seasoning

  • Author: Celeste @ The Whole Serving
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 10 Tablespoons 1x
  • Category: Condiments and Sauces
  • Cuisine: Mexican
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Description

Create your own DIY Taco Seasoning with this simple, flavorful blend of spices. This homemade mix combines chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, coriander, and a touch of cayenne for a perfect balance of heat and savory. Ideal for seasoning ground meats, veggies, soups and more.

Ingredients

UnitsScale

¼ cup chili powder

2 tablespoons ground cumin

1 tablespoon onion powder

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 ½ teaspoon smoked paprika

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1 ½ teaspoon dried oregano

½ teaspoon cayenne powder

1 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and mix until well combined.
  2. Transfer mix to a glass airtight spice jar.

Notes

  • Spice mix can be stored up to 6 months.

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Comments

  1. Emily says

    I think I have all of these ingredients in my pantry - can't wait to try this out! Thanks for linking up with our Merry Monday party this week!

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  2. Easy Peasy Life Matters says

    I love this recipe! We used to use store bought taco seasonings as well before we learned how dangerous some of the ingredients are. This is a fabulous healthy option! Thanks so much for sharing on the Healthy Living Link Party! We will be featuring your recipe tonight so make sure you stop by and grab your "featured" button 🙂 Have a great evening!

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    • Celeste says

      Thanks so much for featuring my DIY Taco Seasoning, I really appreciate being featured.

      Reply

  3. Jennifer Dodrill @ All-In-One-Mom says

    I make my own taco seasoning too! It's so much better for you and tastier too. I love the cumin and smoked paprika together. 🙂 Pinning!

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    • Celeste says

      When it comes to spice blends I always use smoked paprika, it adds so much flavor. Thanks for sharing.

      Reply

  4. Deborah Davis says

    Taco seasoning is one of my favorite ways to spice up most of my plant-based meals. DIY is the way to go!

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  5. Roseann Hampton says

    I saw your recipe on 2 cup Tuesday. I was thinking about making tacos this week and this would be perfect! Thanks for sharing!

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    • Celeste says

      I hope you had some tasty tacos. Thanks for stopping by.

      Reply

  6. Emily says

    I love having homemade taco mix on hand!

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    • Celeste says

      After so many times not having it when I needed it, I have decided to always have on hand by making my own.

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  7. Helen Fern says

    This is a great mix to have on hand! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner link up!

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    • Celeste says

      I now make it in a double batch and keep on hand for those last minute decisions to have tex-mex for lunch or dinner.

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  8. Debbie says

    Hi Celeste, homemade is always so much better than shop bought and as you pointed out, you know exactly what goes into it. It's also nice to be able to concoct a mix that suits our personal tastes. xx

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    • Celeste says

      You are so right about making one that suits personal taste. I have had some store-brought mixes that were too hot. Takes the fun out of eating.

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