How to Make Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

Its quick and easy to make homemade spice mixes and taco seasoning mix is super versatile to use. It's great for making taco meat and tons of other recipes.

Its quick and easy to make homemade spice mixes and taco seasoning mix is super versatile to use. It’s great for making taco meat and tons of other recipes.

I have multiple food allergies and chemical sensitivities so additives are a big deal to me. After reading about the effects of many additives to the body, I no longer wanted to feed those types of food to my kids and family either. 

How to Make Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

I also make homemade bbq rub and homemade ranch seasoning mix.

I use taco mix to flavor my beans. First, I soak the beans in the morning and drain and rinse them in the evening of the same day. Then I put the soaked beans in my crockpot and fill it with water.



I add a serving of my homemade taco seasoning mix and cook it all night on high. The smell that permeates the house is intoxicating and the beans taste DELICIOUS! When the kids come in, everyone remarks on how great it smells in here.

Taco mix can also be used to season ground beef, chicken, or whatever you want to add a little spice too. It’s great to have on hand and used for many recipes. It’s less expensive for me to make my own than to buy prepackaged mixes at the store. I love that!

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Homemade taco seasoning for ground beef

To purchase any herbs and spices we don’t grow, I use the website bulkfoods.com because they have pure products with no added fillers or salts. If I buy chili powder from them, I get just chili powder. 

Many times when you buy chili powder at the grocery store, your chili powder will contain additives such as anti-caking agents and fillers such as gluten that make it bulkier and thereby less expensive to produce. I am not allergic to gluten, but I want to know what I’m eating.

All natural taco seasoning

I buy many foods in bulk because it’s less expensive and less packaging to go into the landfill after I use the products. I use old spice containers to store my mixes in so they don’t collect moisture. 

Since I don’t use anti-caking agents, sometimes my mixes clump together. That’s okay with me. I just give them a stir and everything is fine!

Click here to see how to make my world famous taco soup that kids love using this mix. 

Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
A spicy, inexpensive taco seasoning mix to season your favorite Mexican dishes.
Course: Seasoning Mix
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: taco meat recipe, taco seasoning mix
Servings: 40
Author: Christina Kamp
Ingredients
  • 1/2 C chili powder
  • 2 T. garlic powder
  • 2 T. onion powder
  • 2 tsp. dried cayenne pepper powder
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 T. paprika
  • 1/4 C. ground cumin
  • 1 T. black pepper
Instructions
  1. Mix ingredients together in a bowl and store in airtight container.
  2. To make tacos, brown one pound of ground beef in a skillet on medium heat.
  3. Drain fat if needed.
  4. Add 2 Tablespoons of taco seasoning mix and 1/2 cup water to skillet.
  5. Cook and stir for an additional 5 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Makes a little over one cup of seasoning mix.
I use this mix to season beans that I cook overnight in my crockpot as well. It makes a tasty pot of beans that my family and kids LOVE!

Making taco meat recipe

To make taco meat recipe from this taco seasoning mix, just take a pound of ground or diced meat and brown it in a skillet. Drain fat if there is any. Add 2 tablespoons of the mix and 1/2 cup of water. Cook and stir until water is gone. 

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Its quick and easy to make homemade spice mixes and taco seasoning mix is super versatile to use. It's great for making taco meat recipe and tons of other recipes.

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6 comments

  1. Jill says:

    Doesn’t 2 teaspoons of cayenne pepper make it too spicy? I love tacos but I can’t handle the extra spice.

    • Christina says:

      You are welcome to cut it down and see how it works for you. Maybe start with 1/2 teaspoon. This mix makes multiple batches of tacos, so it’s up to your individual taste. Thanks for checking it out though.

  2. Every year, I say I’m going to make up enough taco seasoning to get us through the year. Every year, I say it’s a great idea to make up gifts for my family at Christmas. I’ve still not ever done it. LOL Thanks for sharing your recipe!

    • I have done it several times and people LOVE it! And I love having it and knowing exactly what’s in it. Don’t give up. This is your year! And thanks so much for reading!

  3. Anne Marie says:

    Yum! This probably also costs less than store-bought. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

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