How To Make Quick Homemade Spicy Taco Seasoning?

Homemade Spicy Taco Seasoning

Store-bought taco seasoning has three downsides: 1) It’s full of sodium and other additives, 2) It comes in single-serve packs, and 3) You have to go to the store to buy it. Next time, try this homemade version instead for tastier tacos!


1 tablespoon chili powder

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Measure and combine all ingredients in a small bowl, then whisk until evenly mixed.  Store in an airtight container.

To use:

Brown 1lb of meat in a medium saucepan, drain excess liquids, then add seasoning with 1/2 cup water. Cook over medium until the majority of the liquid evaporates.

Leanne Perry

Leanne is a writer and baker from Vancouver, Canada. She started her career in the food industry early, working in a butcher shop during her teen years, and now combines her passion for food with her love of writing. She favors wholesome ingredients and unprocessed foods, but has been known to indulge in her fair share of bacon, frosting, and other treats.

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  1. This sounds like an easy way to prepare taco seasoning. My husband and I usually just add the seasonings into the meat as it is browning. But we usually don’t use the cumin, due to it making my husband break out in a sweat. People who are being treated for high blood pressure and/or heart conditions may have to be cautious using cumin. I like to use sage, garlic and onion for my taco seasoning, but my husband prefers to use garlic, onion and red pepper.

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