Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

On a budget? Why not make your own seasonings? This Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix is much healthier and cheaper than buying from the store. Plus, it’s so easy to throw a bunch of seasonings together and store in a mason jar right in your pantry.


Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix


  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt (I recommend Himalayan or Sea Salt)
  • 1 teaspoon Spanish paprika (or regular if you don’t have Spanish)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cornstarch (optional; see notes below)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and blend well.
  2. Spoon mixture onto a 6-inch square of aluminum foil and fold to make airtight or seal in a snack size zip-lock bag. Label as Taco Seasoning Mix.
  3. Store in a cool, dry place and use within 6 months.
  4. Makes 1 package (about 2 Tablespoons) of the mix.
  5. Using the above recipe as a guide you can increase the amounts to make any number of packages.

Taco Filling:

  1. Brown 1 lb lean ground turkey meat in a medium skillet over medium-high heat; drain the excess grease. Add 1/2 cup water and the seasoning mix.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Makes filling for 8 to 10 tacos.

Notes: for a grain-free option, lose the corn starch. You won’t lose any of the flavors. I always double up on the amounts used because we go through a batch Taco seasoning quickly.


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