How To Make Your Own Taco Seasoning

Are you tired of paying for overpriced taco seasoning packets? Do you wish you could make your own delicious and personalized seasoning mix? Well, look no further! This blog post will teach you how to make your own taco seasoning from scratch. Not only is this recipe easy to follow, but it also allows you to customize the flavour to your liking. So get ready to enjoy some seriously delicious tacos tonight!

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Taco seasoning for chicken

Taco seasoning is a great way to add flavour to the chicken. The taco seasoning enhances the natural flavours of the chicken and adds a bit of zest. taco seasoning is also a very versatile spice, so that it can be used in many different dishes.

Taco seasoning can be used to make chicken tacos, enchiladas, burritos, or even just plain old chicken. taco seasoning is also a great way to add flavour to chicken soup or chilli. So if you’re looking for a way to add some extra flavour to your chicken, taco seasoning is a great option.


  • 1 tablespoon chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

2. In a small bowl, mix together chilli powder, cumin, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper.

3. Rub the spice mixture on the chicken breasts.

4. Place the chicken breasts on a baking sheet, and bake for 25 minutes, or until cooked through.

5. Serve with tortillas and your favourite toppings.

Is taco seasoning the same as fajita seasoning

Not exactly. Taco seasoning generally has a bit more chilli powder and smoked paprika, while fajita seasoning usually has more cumin. However, they both contain garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper. So if you have fajita seasoning on hand and want to use it for tacos, go ahead!

homemade taco seasoning for beef and chicken

Taco seasoning on steak

Taco seasoning is the perfect way to spice up your steak. The taco seasoning gives the steak a delicious flavour that is perfect for any occasion. You can taco season your steak by simply adding the taco seasoning to the steak before you cook it.

The taco seasoning will give the steak a nice flavour and will also help to keep the steak moist. This is a great way to make your steak taste amazing and also help keep it healthy. When you are taco seasoning your steak, be sure to use less salt. You can also use taco seasoning on other meats such as pork.


  • 1 tablespoon chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


Mix all ingredients together and rub over the steak. Let steak sit for at least 30 minutes before grilling, or up to overnight. Grill steak to desired doneness and slice it into thin strips. Serve with warm tortillas, salsa, and guacamole. Enjoy!

Gluten-free taco seasoning

One of the best things about taco seasoning is that it’s gluten-free. This means that it’s safe for people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance. It’s also a healthy alternative to commercial taco seasoning mixes, which often contain preservatives and other additives.

Making your own taco seasoning is easy, and it gives you the opportunity to customize the flavour to suit your taste. You can add more or less chilli powder, cumin, garlic powder, and other spices to create a blend that’s perfect for your next taco night. Plus, when you make your own taco seasoning, you can be sure that it’s fresh and doesn’t contain any artificial ingredients.

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Spices for taco seasoning (large batch)

Any fan of Mexican food knows that taco seasoning is essential to the perfect taco. But buying pre-made taco seasoning can be expensive, and it often contains unhealthy ingredients. Thankfully, it’s easy to make your own taco seasoning at home.

Just multiply the ingredients listed below and store them in a glass jar with a lid (a jam jar will do). Then, when you’re ready to make tacos, just scoop out the desired amount of taco seasoning and add it to your ground beef or chicken. It’s that simple! Plus, making your own taco seasoning is a great way to save money and control the ingredients in your food. So go ahead and give it a try!

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How To Make Your Own Taco Seasoning

Simple homemade taco seasoning.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Seasoning
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 10 kcal


  • 1 tsp Paprika (Sweet or smoked)
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder (or granules)
  • 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder (I used Cayenne)
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Salt


  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Store in a glass jar with a lid or rub all over your chosen meat until it's fully covered.
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If you don’t like too much black pepper, reduce it to 1/4 or 1/2 a teaspoon


Calories: 10kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 0.4gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.04gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 10mgPotassium: 48mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.2gVitamin A: 204IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 1mg
Keyword mexican seasoning for beef and chicken
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