This Taco Seasoning Recipe is so easy to make in less than 5 minutes with spices you probably have on hand. It’s the best DIY recipe to use for tacos, burritos, dips and more!
After looking at the ingredients of store-bought taco seasoning packets, which has several not so good ingredients, I decided it was time to figure out how to make my own DIY taco seasoning and clean it up a little. I didn’t include any salt in this recipe but feel free to add a little if you prefer. Not only does it not have any artificial ingredients, it’s also gluten-free as well.
Believe me, once you make this recipe you will never go back to buying the packets.
This homemade taco seasoning is absolutely perfect to use for our taco nights, burrito bowls and to make our favorite Layered Taco Dip. You can even use it to season chicken or fish or to spice up a roasted vegetable.
How to Make Homemade Taco Seasoning
Mix all the spice ingredients together and store in an airtight container. (I actually use an old spice bottle that I had saved)
This recipe is not spicy. If you like it a little spicer, add a tad more cayenne pepper.
Use 2 TBSP with 1 pound of ground meat or shredded chicken.
Other easy homemade seasonings for you to try:
Homemade Taco Seasoning
- 6 TBSP chili powder
- 4 tsp ground cumin
- 3 tsp paprika
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
- Mix all ingredients together and store in an air tight container. (I actually used an old spice bottle I had saved)
- Use 2 TBSP with 1 pound of meat.