Easy Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

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Homemade seasoning mixes are one of my biggest time-savers in the kitchen. I have about twenty that I keep stocked in my spice cabinet. This taco seasoning recipe is one that I have been tweaking for years. I think it is finally the perfect blend of Mexican flavor and spice. 

easy taco seasoning recipe ingredients

This super-easy taco seasoning blend is the foundation for some of my favorite recipes. Sprinkle a few teaspoons on chicken, make fajitas, or my super easy Enchilada Casserole. And of course taco Tuesdays need this taco seasoning.

I use this seasoning blend almost weekly with my Easy Ground Beef and Onions to make a simple protein that I can toss on top of a salad or my Spicy Mexican Slaw. 

What I love about this Easy Taco Seasoning Recipe

  • This homemade spice blend is easy to make and even easier to use. 
  • Making your own seasoning blends at home means you know exactly what goes into them. 
  • You can adjust the heat. I like mine extra spicy. 
  • If you run out, all you have to do is whip up another batch; it takes 5 minutes!

Recipe Notes

This recipe hardly needs instructions. It is as simple as measuring out the ingredients, mixing them, and storing them in an airtight container.  (affiliate link)

Ingredients

  • Chili Powder
  • Cumin
  • Dried Oregano
  • Onion  Granules
  • Ground Coriander 
  • Paprika
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper

Where to Buy Spices

I buy almost all of my spices from Mountain Rose Herbs (affiliate link). I love the quality of their spices. There is also a spice market in the Ferry Building in San Fransico that I love to visit whenever I am there. They have some unusual blends and varieties of spices that are harder to find. 

There are a lot of reputable spice vendors. 

A few other places that you can order from online are: 

  • World Spice Merchants

Once you start making your own seasoning blends at home, you will start noticing all the different varieties of spices out there. 

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How to make Easy Homemade Taco Seasoning

Making this easy spice blend is simple as mixing all of the spices and storing them in an airtight container (affiliate link)

What To Cook with Taco Seasoning

You can always use this homemade taco seasoning for ground beef and make simple tacos.

What to make with this homemade taco spice blend

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More Seasoning Blends

easy taco seasoning recipe ingredients

Taco Seasoning Blend

This super-easy taco seasoning blend is the foundation for some of my favorite recipes. Sprinkle a few teaspoons on chicken, make fajitas, or my super easy Enchilada Casserole. And of course taco Tuesdays need this taco seasoning.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Spice Mix
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 24 teaspoons
Calories 11 kcal

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl. Store in an air-tight container.

Laura’s Tips + Notes

This recipe makes about a half a cup.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1teaspoonCalories: 11kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 0.5gFat: 0.4gSaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 319mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.2gCalcium: 19mgIron: 1mg
Keyword homemade spice blend, Spice Mix, Taco Seasoning
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8 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    A great taco seasoning blend & has a nice kick to it too. This will be in my spice drawer all the time now! Super easy recipe. Hubby said tacos were very good! Thank you for sharing !

    1. A dried spice blend will stay good for 1 to 2 years minimum, assuming that you used newly purchased spices, to begin with. A spice blend will start to lose its flavor and I would toss it if you did still have it around 3 years from now.

  2. 5 stars
    This is my go-to Taco seasoning, after making this, I’ll never buy another packet again. The combination of spices is the perfect blend for any Southwestern dish. I’ve tried making my own in the past and have never been able to get the proportions just right. You got it perfect!

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