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Make Your Own Taco Seasoning

Course Seasoning
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 Tablespoons
Author Joyful Homemaking


  • 1 Tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder not salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • pinch of pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  • Just mix together all the ingredients and then measure out what you’re going to use. Store the leftover mixture in an airtight container.
  • This recipe makes 2 Tablespoons of taco seasoning. Most recipes call for one Tablespoon of taco seasoning, unless you’re doubling (or more) your recipe. Use 1 Tablespoon of this mixture per 1 one ounce package of seasoning that a recipe calls for.
  • If you’re making ground turkey or beef for tacos, use 1 Tablespoon of this seasoning per one pound of meat. After you brown and drain your meat, add 1/2 cup of water and 1 Tablespoon of the taco seasoning, stir and cook till the water is gone (maybe 5 minutes).
  • * If I’m making a soup or something that has other ingredients in it with a fair amount of salt, I like to leave the salt out of this recipe.