Homemade Taco Seasoning

I believe in making condiments and such from scratch (peanut butter, jelly, etc.). But I don’t really use taco seasoning all that often—maybe three or four times a year—so I never really paid attention to all the Pinterest posts about making your own.

When I decided to try a Mexican crockpot chicken recipe last weekend though, I decided it was time to bite the bullet and try making my own taco seasoning. While I’m not technically allergic to the MSG that’s usually in store-bought seasoning, it usually gives me bad headaches and makes me stuffed up, and it’s super high in sodium. So it’s just not worth it.

The ingredients are basically all ones you’d have in your cupboard. I think the only thing I needed to buy was onion powder. It took me all of five minutes to mix up the seasoning, and it should last indefinitely.

Just measure everything out, stir or shake together, and store in an airtight container.

You should use about two tablespoons of seasoning per pound of ground beef, but can also add to chili, tortilla soup, beans, etc.

Homemade Taco Seasoning

  • 2 tablespoons of chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon of oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 tablespoon of cumin
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of pepper

Original recipe here:



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