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Easy Homemade Taco Seasoning

Easy Homemade Taco Seasoning

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I ran out of my favorite taco seasoning last year, and I could not find it anywhere.  I hate when your favorite products disappear.  Don’t you?  Anyhow, I did the next best thing.  I went into the kitchen and got to work. You are going to love this easy homemade taco seasoning because well it is easy, but it also tastes great and it is low in sodium!  

Easy Homemade Taco Seasoning

One of the things I like about making my own seasoning mixes is having complete control over the ingredients. I am trying to watch our sugar and sodium intake as I feel it is a good thing to do. One way of doing so is by taking some extra time by making my own mixes.  Most of the ones that are sold at grocery stores are loaded with sugar and salt; we call them the devil.

The ingredients I used in this taco seasoning recipe are really easy to find and available at most grocery stores. I did a double-check to make sure I was not eating my words. I am lucky to have an amazing spice store in our neighborhood where I purchased these spices. I believe you can order online if you are in an area where it is tough to get spices. The store is called Oaktown Spice Shop. I cannot go in there without spending fifty dollars every time. Do not say I didn’t warn you.

Back to this taco seasoning recipe. It is mild and not too spicy. I used guajillo chilies as I find them more flavorful as well as mild in heat. I did add a touch of chipotle pepper as I like the smokiness as well as a bit of extra spice. The rest of the ingredients are very basic; cumin, coriander, cinnamon, etc.. I like to use this seasoning on everything from vegetables to fish and in all my taco recipes.  


Recipe:  Easy Homemade Taco Seasoning

** makes a little over 1/2 cup


  • 4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 4 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 4 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 4 teaspoons onion powder
  • 4 teaspoons Mexican oregano leaves
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground guajillo
  • 1 teaspoon ground chipotle

How To:

    1. Place all ingredients into a small bowl and whisk. Pour into a small glass jar that has a good seal. Will keep in the pantry for a couple of months.
    2. I use about 1 1/2 – 2 teaspoons per pound of ground meat or veggies. Adjust to your taste.  
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Bob smith

Tuesday 11th of June 2019

How much do you use to season a pound of ground meat?

Denise Woodward

Tuesday 11th of June 2019

HI Bob - Great Question! I usually follow the recipe I am making but usually, it ends up being 1 - 2 teaspoons of seasoning for 1 pound of ground meat.


Saturday 4th of May 2019

I’ll need to order a couple of items online from a Mexican specialty store but I’m really looking forward to trying this. I’m totally with you re the amount of sugar & salt in commercial seasonings.