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Easy Taco Seasoning

Use this Easy Taco Seasoning recipe to create delicious Tex Mex meals.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Mexican/Tex-Mex
Servings: 7 tablespoons
Calories: 37kcal
Author: Nikole Berg


  • 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.  


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 spice 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!



Serving: 1Tbs | Calories: 37kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 475mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2868IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 3mg