This is the BEST zesty Homemade Taco Seasoning. It is quick and easy to make with ingredients you probably already have on hand! Use it for traditional ground beef tacos, or on chicken, pork, casseroles, and more!
Course Main, Main Course, Main Dish, Seasoning
Keyword homemade taco seasoning, taco seasoning
Prep Time 5minutes
Total Time 5minutes
Author The Gracious Wife
¼teaspoonred pepper flakes
Mix all ingredients together.
Store in an air tight container.
TO USE in ground beef tacos:
After browning and draining ground beef, add 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning mix (per pound of uncooked meat) and ½ cup water. Stir and simmer until water has evaporated.
Use about 2 tablespoons per pound of meat. This recipe will make about 4 (2 tablespoon) servings.
I store my taco seasoning in cute little spice jars like these. You can also store it in zip baggies or any container with a lid (like an empty jelly jar!)
This recipe is MILD. If you like your tacos a little spicier add ¼-1/2 teaspoon more cayenne pepper to your desired hotness.
This recipe calls for onion and garlic powder. I will often omit these and use ½ medium onion (chopped) and 2-3 garlic cloves (minced) per pound of ground beef, or other meat, instead.
The oregano in this recipe is optional. Many homemade seasoning recipes call for it, but I find I don't notice or miss it if it's gone.
TO USE in ground beef tacos, after browning and draining ground beef, add 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning mix (per pound of uncooked meat) and ½ cup water. Stir and simmer until water has evaporated.