Homemade Taco Seasoning

I looooooove Tex Mex. Our cold winters are made so much more bearable because of my endless love of chili, taco soups and Tex Mex taco stir fry.

Rather than buy endless packets of taco seasoning, I make my own. It’s simple, cheap and gives me the option to make it as hot or mild as I want which makes it completely kid friendly. And since I always have all the spices on hand, it’s a cinch to throw together for a crock pot dinner or to store for later use.



Homemade Taco Seasoning


  • 1 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (use more or less depending on how much heat you like)
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper


  • Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl and store in an airtight jar.
  • (recipe makes about 1/4 cup. I usually double the recipe and store it in a 125ml mason jar)

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Stephanie is a Canadian Mom of 3, Runner, Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC), Christ-follower and all around reeker of awesomeness. When she's not chasing after her kids, you can find her dreaming big dreams and bringing them to life.

22 Responses to Homemade Taco Seasoning

    • Hi Jori, I usually use 1-2 tbsps when I make anything with it. I mix it with about 1/2-3/4 of a cup of water and some corn starch to thicken it and coat everything. If it’s too thick, I add a bit more water. I hope it turns out well for you! I know it’s a hit in my house!

    • I don’t eat meat but I would typically add 2 heaping Tbsp when I make a vegan chili. That’s around equivalent to a store bought package. You can really use as much or as little as you like depending on how strong a seasoning flavor you want.

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