Simple DIY Taco Seasoning


Tacos are versatile and oh-so-yummy, don’t you agree? I normally use the little packets of seasoning when I cook but not anymore! The pre-made mixes cost money and are full of salt and other gross chemicals. So, I’m gonna show you how to make your own seasoning that is low in salt, high in flavor, and very cheap to make and keep on hand.

*This recipe will only be cost effective if you have a well stocked spice cabinet. If you don’t have many spices, well, you should! If not for this recipe, then for other recipes you can make in the future.


6 Teaspoons Chili Powder

5 Teaspoons Paprika

4 1/2 Teaspoons Cumin

2 1/2 Teaspoons Onion Powder

1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder

1/2 Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

1 Teaspoon Salt

1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper

~This is the spices in the bowl but not mixed up yet~


Mix all the spices together and store in an airtight container.

7 Teaspoons Spice Mix = 1 Store Bought Packet

*This recipe yields 21 teaspoons which is equal to 3 store bought packets*

~This is what it looks like all mixed up!~

Now go start cooking – it’s Taco Tuesday!



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10 comments on “Simple DIY Taco Seasoning

    • I am going to HAVE to check out that recipe. :) I’ve rlleay been wanting to find a way to make a mix from scratch. Would you say your version makes a “mild” taco seasoning? I definitely need mild! (I have heard that posting recipes doesn’t infringe on any copyright privileges, but I’m no expert.) And since learning about cooking beans and then freezing, that is the only way I get beans. I just cook them in the crockpot. Too easy!

  1. At least once a week, have something that you’d coensdir special for breakfast :) @Anna & Liz…Thanks, I love Mexican food! I’d put a fried egg on a tamale and call it breakfast!@Jessica…Girl, we so think a lot alike :) @Angie…You gotta give me a source for duck fat. Hot paprika is usually packaged as Hungarian Hot Paprika.

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