Recipe for Taco Seasoning

Making your own taco seasoning is quite easy. It is also a great way for you to control things like the amount of salt you add to your food. Here is a simple recipe for this delicious addition to your Tex-Mex recipes!

1 TBS chili powder
¼ tsp. garlic powder
¼ tsp. onion powder
¼ tsp. paprika
¼ tsp. oregano
1 ½ tsp. ground cumin
¼ tsp. of ground chili peppers – chipotle or cayenne or crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp. coarse salt
½ tsp. black pepper

Mix all ingredients well. If you want to make more you can. Store it in a sealed bag in a cool, dark place and it will last you for months.

Print the Taco Seasoning Recipe Here

My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!


  • July 23, 2012

    Carlo Garcia

    Excelente, pero cuantas TBS salen de esa esas cantidades?

  • July 29, 2012


    Hola Carlo!
    Esta receta te rendira unas 2.5 cucharadas de seasoning. Gracias por pasarte por aca! Que estes muy bien!
    Mary Ann

  • August 31, 2012


    Would you specify the quantities of ground beef, seasoning & water used for the final prep?

  • September 21, 2012


    Hi Julia!
    I am so sorry for the delay in replying back! I usually use 1 TBS of seasoning per pound of beef. To that I will add approximately 1/4 cup water. If it dries up too much I add a little more. I have a recipe and video called ground beef tacos where you can see how I make them. Thank you for stopping by!
    Mary Ann