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


  1. In 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.
  2. The 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.
  3. Brown 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.
  4. See 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

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