Taco Seasoning

Joyce Newman


Absolutely delicious and much tastier and healthier than any packaged taco seasoning mixes. I use it for ground beef and turkey mostly, but you can even use it on chicken breasts for the grill or to season fish for fish tacos!

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5 Min
No-Cook or Other


2 Tbsp
chili powder
3 tsp
ground cumin
1 tsp
2 Tbsp
dried onions, chopped or minced
1/2 tsp
onion powder
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1/2 tsp
dried oregano, crushed
1/2 tsp
red pepper flakes, crushed
1 1/2 tsp
black pepper
1 Tbsp
1 tsp
cilantro leaves, dried (optional)
1 tsp
salt, (optional, omit only if you have to cut out your salt intake)
1/4 tsp
cayenne pepper (optional, add if you like really spicy!)

How to Make Taco Seasoning


  • 1In a small bowl or large measuring cup, mix together all ingredients. This recipe can be cut in half, which is what I did for these pictures.
    (Makes a heaping 1/4 cup of seasoning, when cut in half)
    Use 2-3 Tbsp of the seasoning for 1 lb of ground beef or turkey.
  • 2The salt, cayenne pepper and dried cilantro leaves can be omitted, but if you like cilantro and a lot of kick, add these ingredients. The sea salt that I add in this mix is still less sodium than packaged mixes.
    Store in an airtight bottle or container.
  • 3Brown 1 lb of ground beef or ground turkey, drain off fat. Add 2-3 Tbsp of seasoning and 1/2 can of 14 oz diced tomatoes, Italian style with juice. (If you like it extra spicy, add 1/2 can diced tomatoes with green chilies in place of the Italian flavored tomatoes). Continue to cook until flavors blend and slightly thickens, approx 3-5 minutes. You can always add a little extra cornstarch if it doesn't thicken enough for your liking.
    Serve with your flavorite crunchy taco shells or soft taco tortillas, corn or flour.
  • 4See my Fish Tacos, Ground Beef and Turkey recipes on my page. (Coming Soon)

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About Taco Seasoning

Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #spicy, #seasoning, #tacos