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Homemade Taco Seasoning

DIY Taco Seasoning where YOU control the sodium, heat, and anything else you're concerned about! This is a great taco seasoning recipe base!


  • 1 tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 1.5 teaspoons Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Onion Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Oregano
  • ½ teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch (optional, for thickening)


  • Shake all ingredients vigorously in a sealed jar to combine thoroughly.
  • To Use: Cook 1 lb ground meat in a skillet over medium heat until browned/ nearly fully cooked. Add 2 Tablespoons of Taco Seasoning and 1 cup of water to the pan. Stir to combine. Simmer over medium low heat until water reduces and forms a coating with the spice around the meat.