Homemade Taco Seasoning

No need to buy those packets at the grocery store. This homemade taco seasoning comes together in minutes and tastes so much better than any packet. Plus, it’s much cheaper!

DIY HOMEMADE TACO SEASONING | www.togetherasfamily.com

So I stayed up way too late last night watching the most “scratch-your-head-give-yourself-a-headache-because-you- have-no-clue-what-they’re-talking-about” movies……. Interstellar.

The actors in it are some of my faves, but I literally went to bed with a migraine because the entire movie was so “out there” and just completely went over my head. I could not even tell you what it was about because I have no clue!

Anyone else seen the movie and loved it?

Anyways, onto to something that is worth the 2 seconds it takes to put together. Homemade Taco Seasoning. I love buying spices in bulk at Costco or Sam’s Club because it’s so much cheaper and believe it or not I go through them. That entire jar! Plus, I can mix together this homemade taco seasoning and use it as needed when a recipe calls for a packet of taco seasoning.

I still always have a packet or two on hand. Because sometimes, opening a packet seems a lot easier than mixing up all the spices or opening a jar and measuring out this homemade seasoning.

But, you’ll be surprised at how much better the homemade seasoning tastes. Only spices and nothing else. I always add 1-2 teaspoons along with my taco seasoning. I love the balance it brings to the ground meat + taco seasoning. Try this out, double or triple the batch, and then leave it in a container that seals tightly in your spice cupboard. I always put mine in a mason jar 🙂

Homemade Taco Seasoning

If you want a smokey flavor, use smoked paprika in place of paprika. I also like to add 1/4 teaspoon coriander If I have some on hand.

This easily doubles or triples to make a large batch.

I always add 1/4 cup water + 2 tablespoons taco seasoning + 1 teaspoon or so of brown sugar whenever I am making ground beef for tacos.


  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt ( I love kosher salt or plain table salt)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano


  1. Mix all spices together and use right away or store in an air-tight jar.
  2. Use as needed.
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