Wednesday, September 26, 2018

DIY Taco Seasoning

Several years ago, we began making our own taco seasoning.

Tacos are a regular in our household. Perhaps I should just call them nachos. Put chips in the bottom of a bowl and top with your meat, beans, cheese, lettuce, salsa, sour cream and whatever else you like to add (olives and guacamole are two occasional additions in our household).

When I was little, my family called it "Taco Slop" because it made a big 'ol sloppy mess in your bowl.

Anyway, we have this stuff a least once a week, and I was constantly running out of the seasoning. I would forget to buy more and the packets just kept getting more and more expensive anyway.

Looking for alternatives, we came across this recipe from and have been happily using it for the last 7 years. I believe the original recipe was written for approximately 1 packet size but we just make a big batch and store it in a pint jar in the pantry. In fact, I was just whipping up a batch of taco seasoning this week when I realized I had never posted here about here ya go.

The recipe below makes just over a half pint of mix, what you see pictured here. Just pour all the spices in the jar, cover and shake. Done! We use about a heaping teaspoon to season a pound of meat but you can adjust it to your tastes.

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Bulk Taco Seasoning

prep time: 5 minscook time: total time: 5 mins


  • 6 T. Chili Powder
  • 3 T. Cumin
  • 2 T. Sea Salt
  • 2 T. Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 T. Paprika
  • 1/2 T. Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 T. Onion Powder
  • 1/2 T. Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 T. Crushed Red Pepper Flakes


Combine all ingredients in a pint jar (or a small bowl) and mix together. Cover and store.


Use 1 - 3 T. of mix per pound of ground beef or chicken.

Adapted from original recipe at (
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