Homemade Taco Seasoning

How many of you make your own spice mixes?

Homemade Taco Seasoning so easy to make yourself

I never did until I was perusing Goose, our go to foodie store up in Indy. They had all these jars of fun homemade spice mixes – a coffee rub, a Cajun spice mix, a Greek spice mix, a taco seasoning, and tons more.

I’ve always bought my spice mixes from Penzey’s and then recently discovered Spiceologist. But making my own seemed like a fun little experiment. Like most things I put it in my “to cook” book (and I remember to make it years later).

Make your own taco spice mix at home

So when I began working on my fall recipes specifically my Mexican Sloppy Joe Sweet Potatoes I needed a taco seasoning. And wouldn’t you know it I was out and didn’t even realize it. So like anyone in a pinch I took to my cookbooks on how to make my own.

And after I tried it out how could I go back to the premade stuff when I thought mine was so much better?!

What spice mixes do you like to make at home?

Homemade Taco Seasoning
Serves: 3 tablespoons
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1½ teaspoons cumin
  • 1½ teaspoons paprika
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¾ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon oregano (I prefer Mexican if you have it)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  1. Mix the herb and spices together.


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Lauren Hall

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  1. I’ve been making my own seasoning for a while and it tastes SO much better!!

  2. I really like the idea of knowing exactly what goes in this! I also like that I can control the salt.

  3. I love making my own seasonings! Such a money saver and then you get to customize it how you like it too.

  4. So, so, so much better than those packets you can purchase in the store. I like knowing exactly what the ingredients are.

  5. I love homemade spices! This one is a keeper!

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