Taco Seasoning - Budget Friendly Seasoning for Tacos, Burritos..

READY IN: 5mins


  • 2 12
    tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 12
    tablespoons paprika
  • 2
    tablespoons cumin, we love cumin- feel free to adjust to your taste
  • 2
    teaspoons oregano, preferably Mexican oregano
  • 1
    tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 12
    tablespoons onion flakes (minced dried onion) or 1 1/2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 12
    teaspoon cayenne pepper, omit if you like it mild and increase if you like it spicier
  • 1
    teaspoon salt, adjust for your taste the salt helps to keep it fresh when storing


  • Mix all spices together.
  • Store in airtight container. Will keep for 6 months to a year.
  • 7 teaspoons of this spice mix is the equivalent of one 1.25 oz packet of store bought taco seasoning. This recipe makes the equivalent of 4 spice packets.
  • To make tacos- mix 7 tsp (or 2 T and 1 t) to 1 lb ground meat that has been browned and drained of fat. Add 3/4 cup water and stir to blend. Cook til water has evaporated.


@Mamas Kitchen Hope
“Try this seasoning instead of using the packets of taco seasoning. Makes a great gift too! This not only saves you money it tastes better too! You control the amounts- feel free to adjust to fit your taste. If you like it hotter you can add some cayenne or up the chili powder! Enjoy!”