Spicy Beef Taco Seasoning

Andy Anderson !


I love a good taco seasoning; however, I don’t like all the extra chemicals you get when you buy the premixes at the grocers.

I was making a new batch of this seasoning this morning, and I thought I would post it.

This recipe contains all the usual suspects for a good spicy taco seasoning. Once you make a batch, you’ll want to adjust the spices to your own personal tastes. These amounts are based on what I like to see in a spicy taco seasoning.

It’s got a kick, but I wouldn’t call it overly hot…

Note: this is primarily for ground beef.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


★★★★★ 1 vote

10 Min
No-Cook or Other



  • 4 Tbsp
    chili powder, mild
  • 1 Tbsp
    chili powder, hot
  • 2 Tbsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp
    hot smoked paprika
  • 1 Tbsp
    dehydrated onion flakes, crushed
  • 2 tsp
    sea salt, medium grind
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper, freshly ground

How to Make Spicy Beef Taco Seasoning


  2. Gather your ingredients.
  3. Add them to a glass jar, shake up, and tightly cover.
  4. Chef's Note: Some people will add cornstarch or arrowroot to their seasoning mix. The idea is to have a bit of a thickener in the dry spice when you use it. In my opinion, if I want a taco spice that includes a thickener... I'll add it when I'm cooking... NOT to the dry spice mix.
  5. Chef’s Tip: Store in a cool dry place, out of the sunlight. It should be good for six months. Enjoy.
  6. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.
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About Spicy Beef Taco Seasoning

Course/Dish: Seasoning Mixes
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: Mexican

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