Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Welcome to Taco Tuesday’s!!!!!!

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As I’ve done with my previous themes, Sprint Cup Snacks, Thirsty Thursday, The Year of Pies, and Waffle Wednesday, I am going to make a Taco recipe every Tuesday for the year in celebration of #TacoTuesday!!!!

We eat a lot of tacos, but I just don’t blog about them. So I figured I’d dive into this Taco Tuesday adventure to feature the tacos, fajitas, taco salads, tortilla soups, and amazing sides like rice, refried beans, and salsas we enjoy. Shoot, there might even be a margarita in the mix as well!! The recipes I will feature this year will be for breakfast, for lunch or dinner, and there will even be some for dessert!

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I’m starting things off with a basic recipe to get the ball rolling. It’s the spice mix that you would use to make your favorite tacos. The ground beef ones that you eat in crunchy hard shells or warm flour tortillas. This recipe is for the classic weeknight taco recipe you grew up with. So yummy!!

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I certainly like the convenience of mixes and seasoning packets but when you can make your own spice blend for tacos, you just have to try it once to realize it’s the way to go! Plus, it doesn’t have any additives or preservatives so you can enjoy it while sticking to your paleo or Whole30 diets.

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The best thing about making your own seasoning is that you can personalize it to you taste preferences. If you don’t like a lot of garlic, reduce the amount you would use. Or if you love the smokiness of cumin, then add a bit more. I don’t typically like chipotle powder but it is really great in the mix as it gives it a nice smokey flavor. But if you don’t like it, then skip it! You gotta make what makes you happy!

Let’s rock this Taco Tuesday series this year! Woohoo!!

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Homemade Taco Seasoning

Makes 6 servings


  • 3 Tablespoons Chili Powder
  • 3 Tablespoons Paprika
  • 2 Tablespoons Cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons Granulated Onion
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Garlic Powder
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Cayenee Pepper Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon Chipotle Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Kosher Salt


  1. Combine all of the ingredients together. Store in an airtight container.
  2. When making tacos, add 3 Tablespoons and 1/2 Cup water to 1 pound of browned, drained ground beef.



About iamahoneybee

Mom to Autumn and Hunter, Wife to Price. Rabbit and Boston Terrier owner. Former Bostonian soaking up the Florida Sun. Home cook messing around with a little bit of this and a little bit of that. You'll find me most often with my phone in hand wearing my uniform of a Tunic with leggings rocking some Sperry's. A bit of prep mixed with bourbon and a foul mouth.
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11 Responses to Homemade Taco Seasoning

  1. Helen says:

    Right down my alley. ..looking forward to future posts.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing!


  3. ashley says:

    Love this and what a great thing to have on hand!


  4. Homemade version sounds awesome!


  5. I have all these spices in my pantry – I’ll be mixing up a batch tonight. Thanks for sharing this!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. I love taco tuesdays! And I also love making my own spice blends so I know what I am putting into my body! This one sounds so tasty!

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  7. Yayyyyy, homemade is so much better!


  8. This seasoning blend really hits the spot!! So much healthier for you than buying those packets from the store too!

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