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How to Make Taco Seasoning

How to Make Taco Seasoning

At least one of my weekly meals is centered around taco seasoning, but have you ever looked in the cabinet to find your all out of the pre-made stuff? I have and it’s no fun, but good thing I have a backup recipe. I found my self needing some for a taco bar party I was planning and was all out. Instead of running to the store, I looked in my old recipe journal and realized I had all of the ingredients I needed in my pantry to make some from scratch. 

Homemade Taco Seasoning
Prep-Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 0 minutes Serving Size: 2 tablespoons Servings: N/A

How to Make Taco Seasoning


  • 2 1/2 tablespoons chili powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 
  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 
  • 2 teaspoons cumin 
  • 2 teaspoons salt 
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper


1. In a small bowl, combine all of the seasonings and mix well.

2. Store in a airtight container. 
How to Make Taco Seasoning
Use this taco seasoning as you would store bought. Add 2 tablespoons of powder to every pound of ground meat. Pour in 2/3 cups of water and simmer. To thicken to taco seasoning, stir in 2 tablespoon of flour.

    How to Make Taco Seasoning

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