DIY Homemade Taco Seasoning

Make your own DIY Homemade Taco Seasoning with simple and fresh ingredients! Use this easy taco meat seasoning for ground beef tacos, chicken tacos, fish tacos and more. 

bowl of homemade taco seasoning


Homemade taco seasoning is so much better than store bought! It’s fresher, healthier and so easy to make yourself. You probably already have all of the ingredients you need for this recipe in your pantry. Best of all, you can make a batch whenever you want, store it in a spice jar and keep it on hand for whenever you need it.

Try this seasoning in Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos, Ground Beef Tacos and Turkey Taco Quinoa Skillet.

taco seasoning recipe

Taco seasoning is easy to make at home and store until you’re ready to use. We make a double or triple batch so that we have plenty on hand for taco meat seasoning and more of our favorite dishes.

Taco seasoning ingredients

Taco seasoning is made of the following spices.

  • Chili powder
  • Cumin
  • Paprika
  • Coriander
  • Oregano
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Crushed Red Pepper
  • Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper

How to make taco seasoning

To make taco seasoning, mix together 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin, 3/4 teaspoon paprika, 1/2 teaspoon coriander, 1/2 teaspoon oregano, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon onion powder and 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper. Store the seasoning in an airtight container or spice jar for up to one year.

It’s quick and easy to make this homemade taco seasoning. The seasoning is also gluten free, sugar free and is better than store-bought seasoning.

Try this easy DIY taco seasoning with your favorite taco recipe and then let us know what you think!

bowl of homemade taco seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Yield: 3 tablespoons
Total Time: 5 minutes
Homemade taco seasoning is easy to make using a few simple ingredients. Use the homemade seasoning in tacos and more!
5 from 2 votes


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper


  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl or container. Store in an airtight container or spice jar.


  • Double or triple the recipe and store in a medium size spice jar.


Serving: 0g, Calories: 20kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 0g, Fat: 0g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 458mg, Potassium: 95mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 0g, Vitamin A: 1480IU, Calcium: 28mg, Iron: 1.6mg
Course: Spices, Sauces, and Seasonings
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Ashley C.
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2 comments on “DIY Homemade Taco Seasoning”

  1. This is a great mix on everything! I made up a batch to keep in the pantry!

  2. This is my new go to seasoning now. So easy and tastes amazing on everything 

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