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How to Make Your Own Taco Seasoning

We love to make fresh seasonings, this homemade taco seasoning is much better than store bought! 
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: homemade taco seasoning, make your own taco seasoning, taco seasoning
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons regular salt or sea salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes


  • Whisk together and store in airtight container. This makes about 1/2 cup.


I use about 2 tablespoons per pound of meat but you can also use it according to taste. I always double this recipe so I will have available.