Homemade Taco Seasoning

Something happened when I moved to Texas. The part of my brain that was just ok with tacos seemed to switch on and now I've become one of those people who can always go for one. Last year during my Whole 30 rounds, we introduced to the idea of making our own taco seasoning.

I'm not sure why it didn't occur to us earlier. It's incredibly easy and it tastes so much better than the pre-made packs (plus, it's healthier too). After a good while of comparing recipes and experimenting with our favorite spices, we finally settled on this recipe for our taco nights. 





  • 2 tblsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tblsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Store in airtight container for up to 6 months.

Recipe Notes

This is perfect for about 1.5lb of beef/chicken. I personally tend to go heavy handed when it comes to smoked paprika because I just love it so much. If you're not as much of a fan, simply cut back. This is also a pretty mild recipe. If you'd like a little more heat, add 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper to the recipe.