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The Easiest Homemade Taco Seasoning

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Taco night just got so much better thanks to this Homemade Taco Seasoning. I am sure you may have all the ingredients handy, so try this out!

For Herbs and Spices Day on June 10, try this Homemade Taco Seasoning

Try this homemade taco seasoning made with chili, garlic, and onion powder, as well as oregano, cumin, paprika, and a few other easy-to-find spices as it’s way cheaper than packaged versions!

My take on Taco Tuesday was a Tex-Mex taco salad. The meat was seasoned with my homemade taco seasoning blend.

Why would you prepare your own Homemade Taco Seasoning?

  1. If you have all the spices to make Taco Seasoning, then you’ll probably produce a better version of your favorite taco seasoning mix because you will be able to adjust the different ingredients to suit your own palate and preference. Try this one, I promise you that you will not regret it and to top it all it will take all of 5 minutes to prepare and then you have a stash to use later as well.
  2. The beauty of making your own Homemade Taco Seasoning is that all the ingredients are most probably already in your pantry as its basic essentials, and it will add such a rich, spicy flavor to all your other food.
  3. An added bonus to my mind: It saves you from having to go to the store in the first place and you only use what you know is good and have no nasties added into the mix.

Are Tacos actually Mexican?

Tacos are thought to come from Mexico, long before the Spanish arrived. Ancient Mexicans used freshly made, soft, flat corn tortillas and gave them fillings like fish and cooked organs. It was a staple meal that provided vital nutrients and energy to those who consumed it.

Taco Seasoning on Tex-Mex Taco Salad
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Homemade Taco Seasoning

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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Building Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Everyday Cooking
  • Cuisine: Mexico


My take on Taco Tuesday was a Tex-Mex taco salad. The meat was seasoned with my homemade taco seasoning blend.




  1. Combine all seasonings together and store in an airtight jar.
  2. Add seasoning to the meat while browning.
  3. Build your salad according to your usual/favorite taco toppings and enjoy!!


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 21
  • Sugar: 0
  • Sodium: 1445
  • Fat: 1
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 4
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 1
  • Cholesterol: 0
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Taco Seasoning on Tex-Mex Taco Salad

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4 thoughts on “The Easiest Homemade Taco Seasoning”

    • Hi Dolly, Thank you so much for popping in here. Please let me know what you think of this one vs your own recipe. Would love to hear the comparison. Take care


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