Homemade Taco Seasoning

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Make your own homemade taco seasoning with just 8 ingredients you likely already have in your pantry, and you'll be enjoying the most tasty, flavorful tacos in no time.

homemade taco seasoning in a small jar near a taco salad

Years ago, before I realized that it's actually a really good idea to read the ingredients label on the food I was purchasing, I would always make homemade tacos with the packaged taco seasoning that you can find at any grocery store. It wasn't until I actually read the label that I realized that they add so many strange ingredients! MSG, whey solids, and maltodextrin…who really wants tacos with any of that?!

I always have this homemade taco seasoning on hand for making all of my favorite taco creations!

DIY Taco Seasoning Ingredients

Use this super easy clean-ingredient DIY taco seasoning recipe and never buy store-bought taco seasoning again! This seasoning blend takes just minutes and is made with the following ingredients that you likely have on hand:

  • Chili powder
  • Cumin
  • Paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder 
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper

This is a mild taco seasoning, if you would like to add a kick to your spice mix, add more cayenne pepper. 

taco seasoning near a plate full of taco salad

Ways To Use Homemade Taco Seasoning

This homemade seasoning is now a staple in my house, and I always keep a jar of it on hand for super quick and easy dinners. This recipe is enough for 2 pounds of meat, so feel free to double or triple it so that you always have plenty on hand!

Homemade taco seasoning will last about 6 months stored in a cool, dry place like your spice cupboard or pantry. No worries, though, you'll definitely end up using it up! 

If you're looking for an awesome recipe to make with this seasoning, check out my guest blog post from Stupid Easy Paleo for Taco Salads! It's one of my all time favorite recipes!

taco salad on a large white plate serve with plantain chips

Looking for other homemade seasoning blends? Try my homemade cajun seasoning next!

I hope you enjoy this homemade taco seasoning recipe as much as I do! If you give this recipe a try, be sure to comment below and let me know how it turned out for you. Also, I would love to see your creations on Instagram. Be sure to tag me @livinglovingpaleo!


how to make homemade taco seasoning

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4 Responses

  1. Stacey
    | Reply

    Yum! I'll have to do this for one of my non-AIP days 😉

    • livinglovingpaleo
      | Reply

      Great idea! 😉

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  3. M. Proctor
    | Reply

    This is a great taco seasoning. My family really enjoys it. Thank you!

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