Homemade seasoning mixes are some of the easiest things you can make at home to cut out unhealthy additives and ingredients and save yourself some money.

Today I am going to show you how easy it is to make your own homemade taco seasoning mix! This recipe can be made ahead, in bulk, if you wish and then added to your browned meat or you can just toss the ingredients in the pan to season as you cook. Either way- it is much better and cheaper than the grocery store alternative.

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Quit buying those packets of premade taco seasonings and start making your own. It's super easy and it saves money!


DIY Homemade Taco Seasoning

All you need is:

1 T Chili Powder

1/2 tsp Garlic Powder

1/2 tsp Onion Powder

1/2 tsp crushed Oregano (so easy to grow and dry yourself!!)

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

Alternative additions: Cumin, red pepper flakes, paprika




Simply mix all the spices together and place them in a jar- or add directly to your taco meat.

If you are adding in the optional spices use about 1/4-1/2 tsp of each or just adjust for your tastes. My family isn’t really a fan of cumin and the kids don’t like a lot of heat so we don’t usually add these.

You can increase amounts of each spice, using the same ratios- if you want to make a large quantity. Then just add a couple of tablespoons of the mix to your dish and adjust from there.

I use this for our basic taco meat and for our shredded chicken tacos. You can also use this mix for chili, though depending on your serving size you may need to increase it.




You might also enjoy my recipe for Instant Pot Chili and Shredded Chicken Tacos!