This homemade taco seasoning is loaded with chili powder, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, oregano, and more. This perfectly balanced taco seasoning mix makes the BEST seasoning for tacos, nachos, chicken, soups, and more!
We love to make tacos and fajitas at our house. Whether those are chicken tacos, fajitas, or classic tacos made with ground beef, we have them at least 3 times a month. I know my family loves these recipes and will gobble them up with hardly any leftovers.
Homemade Taco Seasoning
Have you ever made your own seasonings? I love to make my own homemade seasonings like this Homemade Poultry Seasoning. You can choose to increase or decrease the spice level and add or take away your favorite additions.
There are benefits to making your own seasoning.
- You know exactly what’s in it.
- They are easy to make if you have the seasonings on hand.
- Easy to create in bulk and store.
- Add or takeaway spices to your taste and spice preference.
What Can I Make With Homemade Taco Seasoning?
We make tacos and fajitas several times a month at my house. The whole family enjoys Taco Tuesday and Fajita Fridays, but you can use this seasoning for more than just tacos. We will use this same seasoning for:
- Chicken Chili
What else do you use with your taco seasoning? Leave a comment below and let me know so I can add it to the list.
How Do I Make Homemade Taco Seasoning?
Making a homemade seasoning is relatively easy. The best part about making this seasoning is that if you want to leave something out, you can do it! Pre-purchased mixes have items you may not wish to intake, including but not limited to flour and gluten. To make this seasoning all you need to have on hand are the ingredients listed:
- chili powder
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- red pepper flakes
- dried oregano
There are more benefits to making your own taco seasoning. Here are a few of my favorites:
WHY SHOULD I MAKE MY OWN TACO SEASONING
Make your own taco seasoning to control the flavors, adjust the spice, remove any gluten, and to create a large batch!
- Adjust the Flavor – You’re in control of the seasonings. If you want to omit the salt or cut down significantly on the pepper, you’re in control.
- Size – You can easily adjust the size of the batch you’re making for each recipe. Make a small batch if you don’t use this seasoning often. We use taco seasoning a ton in our family, so the bigger the batch the better!
- Add flour – If you’re not worried about the amount of gluten in your diet add a little flour to thicken up the seasoning.
- Adjust the Spice – If you like things spicy, consider adding a little more pepper, chili powder, and cumin. If you want to make things milder, dial back the amount of those ingredients.
Once you’re ready to make your seasoning and you’ve decided on the amount, it’s as simple as whisking them together in a small bowl. Store this seasoning in an airtight container for up to a year.
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Homemade Taco Seasoning
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/4 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1 3/4 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- Combine all of the ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Whisk until thoroughly mixed.
- Store remaining taco seasoning in an airtight container.
- Adjust the ingredients to your tastes. Add more spice for a little extra heat, or decrease cumin, pepper, and chili powder for a milder seasoning.
- Make this recipe in a larger batch and store the remainder in an airtight container for up to a year.
- Use this seasoning recipe for soups, nachos, tacos, fajitas, and more.