Taco night just got a lot easier with this earthy, smokey, Easy Taco Seasoning mix. Easily whip a batch with spices you already have in your pantry. This is a homemade recipe every taco lover needs to know!
Why This Recipe Works
It's quick! You will love how easily you can make a homemade made taco seasoning. You only need about 5 minutes to measure out your ingredients and that's it!
It's made with easy to find pantry ingredients. There's nothing fancy in this recipe! No need to search several grocery stores for unique ingredients. All the spices in this recipe are easily found at your local grocery store.
Use this spice mix for many Mexican and Tex Mex recipes! This is an all-purpose Mexican inspired seasoning mix. Not only does it work in tacos, it also works as a rub for meat or to season soups and stews.
What Goes Into This Recipe?
How to Make Taco Seasoning
Measure spices into a bowl or mason jar. Stir well to combine.
Expert Tips for Making Easy Taco Seasoning
How much taco seasoning is equal to one packet? There are about 4 tablespoons of spice in a packet of taco seasoning. I recommend using anywhere from 2-4 tablespoons of this recipe per one pound of meat.
Always use fresh spices. Check the expiration date on your spice containers. As time goes by, spices can lose their flavor.
You adjust the heat level. You can make this mix without cayenne pepper and it will still be packed with flavor. Add as much or as little based on your taste preference.
Vary the kind or amount of spices. The beauty of making your own taco seasoning mix is that you get to make it how you like it! Add more or less of any spice to personalize the flavor.
Use to spice up chicken, shrimp, or fish. Rub on roasts for BBQ or steak for fajitas. Add to soups and stews whenever you want to add a taste of Tex Mex.
Store Easy Taco Seasoning with your other spices. Easily double the recipe if you make a lot of Tex Mex dishes like I do!
More Mexican and Tex Mex Recipes to Try
Easy Taco Seasoning
- ¼ cup chili powder
- 2 tablespoons cumin
- 2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons smoked paprika or regular paprika
- 2 teaspoons ground oregano or dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- ½ teaspoon cayenne omit or adjust for your taste; can use crushed red pepper as a substitute
- Mix all ingredients together and store in a tight fitting container in a cool dry place along with your other spices.
- I recommend using anywhere from 2-4 tablespoons of this recipe per one pound of meat.