This easy Homemade Taco Seasoning recipe is a mild taco seasoning for ground beef or chicken. You can make this DIY taco seasoning in bulk and use it in your Tex-Mex dishes. Homemade Taco Seasoning is even low carb!

easy homemade taco seasoning
Homemade Taco Seasoning

Taco seasoning is probably my most used spice mix. Most of my life I used the taco seasoning packets you find at the grocery store, but about 5 years ago, when I started doing low carb and really reading the ingredients in things I realized how many extra things are added to commercial taco seasoning, like silicone dioxide, and cornstarch, that up the carbs and have nothing to do with flavor. That’s when I started making my own homemade taco seasoning mix!

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What Spices Are In Taco Mix?

Here’s the great thing about homemade taco seasoning…you can make it however you like! The basic spices found in taco mix are:

  • Chili Powder
  • Cumin
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Dried Oregano
  • Paprika
  • Salt
  • Pepper

ingredients for taco seasoning

How Do I Make Homemade Taco Seasoning?

To make your taco seasoning all you have to do is pour all of your spices together and mix them thoroughly. The you can store your DIY taco seasoning in an airtight container in your pantry until you are ready to use.

Play around with the spices above and make this recipe our own by experimenting with the ratios of the spices and removing or substituting spices. Personally I leave out the dried oregano and paprika, sometimes I add a little powdered cayenne pepper if I want to up the spiciness or I substitute Chipotle chili powder for regular chili powder for a smoky flavor.

simply homemade taco seasoning

Recipes that use our Homemade Taco Seasoning:

HOMEMADE TACO SEASONING
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Servings: 4
Prep Time: 5 mins

Homemade Taco Seasoning

This easy Homemade Taco Seasoning recipe is a mild taco seasoning for ground beef or chicken. You can make this DIY taco seasoning in bulk and use it in your Tex-Mex dishes. Homemade Taco Seasoning is even low carb!

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Mix all of the spices together and store in an airtight container until ready to use. 

Nutrition

Serving: 2tablespoons, Calories: 23kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 1g, Sodium: 1170mg, Potassium: 92mg, Fiber: 1g, Vitamin A: 285IU, Vitamin C: 0.5mg, Calcium: 40mg, Iron: 2.4mg
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Main
Cuisine: American

 

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Taco Seasoning
Amount Per Serving (2 tablespoons)
Calories 23
% Daily Value*
Sodium 1170mg49%
Potassium 92mg3%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 285IU6%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.