DIY Taco Seasoning

Store-bought taco seasoning can contain a number of unwanted fillers - from wheat, to corn, to soy. Make a more flavorful, healthier, and cost-friendly version at home. 

This recipe is prepper friendly as it uses spices most people have in their cabinet or in their food storage. It makes enough to season several pounds of meat. We usually double the recipe and keep it in a mason jar in the spice cupboard so it is ready to go whenever we make tacos.

Taco Seasoning Mix


4 T chili powder

3 T garlic granules

3 T paprika

3 T cumin

2 T dried minced onion

1 T salt

1 1/2 t. oregano

1 1/2 t. to 3 t.  cayenne (adjust according to taste)

1 T dried crushed red pepper


Mix together well. Store in an airtight container. This makes about 1 cup of seasoning mix. Use 2 - 3 T per pound of ground meat.

Homemade Taco Seasoning