Skip the store-bought packets of taco seasoning and make your own at home with this simple recipe full of spices you probably already have on hand.
Don’t you hate when you to make tacos and realize you don’t have any taco seasoning on hand? This happened too many times to count so I started just adding whatever spices I had on hand.
Once I started making my own taco seasoning, I never looked back! My spice cabinet is already stocked with all these ingredients. I just add them all to a small mason jar (or your could use a reusable spice jar) and shake.
When I’m making tacos, I just sprinkle on to my protein and veggies for flavor. No need to do that whole “add water and simmer” step either.
Homemade Taco Seasoning Ingredients
- Chili powder
- Garlic powder
- Dried oregano
- Onion powder
- Cayenne pepper
How to Make Your Own Taco Seasoning
Making your own taco seasoning is so simple to do. Just combine your spices in a jar, shake well and store until you’re ready to use.
How long does taco seasoning last?
We store ours in a mason jar with an airtight seal and it usually lasts up to a year (we tend to go through it much quicker though – tacos are a regular staple in our meal plan).
How much homemade taco seasoning equals one packet?
Store-bought taco seasoning packets usually contain about 2 Tbsp. of seasoning. This recipe makes about 1/2 cup of seasoning so you’ll have plenty for upcoming taco nights.
Taco Recipes to Try:
- Turkey & Mushroom Tacos
- Baked Fish Tacos
- The Ultimate Taco Board
- Taco-Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers
- Mini Wonton Taco Cups
- Easy Chopped Taco Salads
Homemade Taco Seasoning
- 3 Tbsp. chili powder
- 1 Tbsp. cumin
- 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
- 1 Tbsp. paprika
- 1½ tsp. dried oregano
- 1½ tsp. onion powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. pepper
- ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
- Mix all ingredients together.
- Store in airtight container until
ready to use.