June 25, 2012 · 10 comments

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Tacos are fantastic; everyone knows this. The trouble is with the taco seasoning – the freakishly iridescent orange color, the  billion ingredients you can’t pronounce, the super high sodium content. Don’t get me wrong, we still used the stuff, but it was time for an upgrade. Enter: Homemade Taco Seasoning.

Homemade Taco Seasoning
Makes about 20 servings

1 and 1/4 cup chili powder
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons onion powder
2 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons dried oregano
4 tablespoons paprika
1/2 cup cumin
1/3 cup pepper

I multiplied the above recipe by 10 to store and use conveniently on future Taco Nights. Measure and pour all ingredients into a storage container.

A mason jar is perfect because when you’re done you can seal the lid and mix the ingredients really easily and thoroughly. Have fun saving your kidneys!

homemade taco seasoning
Serves: 20 servings
  • 1 and ¼ cup chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 4 tablespoons paprika
  • ½ cup cumin
  • ⅓ cup pepper
  1. Measure and pour all ingredients into a storage container.
  2. Seal and mix thoroughly.


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Geri May 15, 2013 at 6:28 pm

How long can it be stored for?


Rachel Schultz May 15, 2013 at 6:44 pm

I’ve had mine for months!


Meghan hall May 9, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Do you mix water with the 3 tablespoons and the meat?? If so how much


Rachel Schultz May 9, 2013 at 1:06 pm

I do not.


Ashley January 10, 2013 at 8:51 pm

For a mild version would you just omit the red pepper?


Rachel Schultz January 10, 2013 at 11:19 pm

Yes. They’re not too spicy even including the pepper. I prefer mild myself.


Hannah January 4, 2013 at 5:35 am

Thanks for this great substitute! I made it today! http://hannahgj.blogspot.com/2013/01/homemade-taco-seasoning.html


Rachel Schultz January 10, 2013 at 11:36 pm

Cool! Thanks for posting.


Brenda November 4, 2012 at 12:32 pm

How much taco seasoning mix do you use per pound of hamburger when you pre-make a large mason jar of it?


Rachel Schultz November 5, 2012 at 3:57 pm

About 3 tablespoons.



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