Make your own homemade taco seasoning with just 8 ingredients you likely already have in your pantry, and you’ll be enjoying the most tasty, flavorful tacos in no time.
Years ago, before I realized that it’s actually a really good idea to read the ingredients label on the food I was purchasing, I would always make homemade tacos with the packaged taco seasoning that you can find at any grocery store. It wasn’t until I actually read the label that I realized that they add so many strange ingredients! MSG, whey solids, and maltodextrin…who really wants tacos with any of that?!
I always have this homemade taco seasoning on hand for making all of my favorite taco creations!
DIY Taco Seasoning Ingredients
Use this super easy clean-ingredient DIY taco seasoning recipe and never buy store-bought taco seasoning again! This seasoning blend takes just minutes and is made with the following ingredients that you likely have on hand:
- Chili powder
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Cayenne pepper
- Sea salt
- Black pepper
This is a mild taco seasoning, if you would like to add a kick to your spice mix, add more cayenne pepper.
Ways To Use Homemade Taco Seasoning
This homemade seasoning is now a staple in my house, and I always keep a jar of it on hand for super quick and easy dinners. This recipe is enough for 2 pounds of meat, so feel free to double or triple it so that you always have plenty on hand!
Homemade taco seasoning will last about 6 months stored in a cool, dry place like your spice cupboard or pantry. No worries, though, you’ll definitely end up using it up!
If you’re looking for an awesome recipe to make with this seasoning, check out my guest blog post from Stupid Easy Paleo for Taco Salads! It’s one of my all time favorite recipes!
Looking for other homemade seasoning blends? Try my homemade cajun seasoning next!
I hope you enjoy this homemade taco seasoning recipe as much as I do! If you give this recipe a try, be sure to comment below and let me know how it turned out for you. Also, I would love to see your creations on Instagram. Be sure to tag me @livinglovingpaleo!
- 3 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 tablespoons cumin
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 teaspoons sea salt
- 2 teaspoons black pepper
- Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl and mix until combined. Store in an airtight container.
- Use 3 1/2 tablespoons per pound of ground meat (or to taste).
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Yum! I’ll have to do this for one of my non-AIP days 😉
Great idea! 😉
M. Proctor says
This is a great taco seasoning. My family really enjoys it. Thank you!