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.

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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


2Gather your ingredients.
3Add them to a glass jar, shake up, and tightly cover.
4Chef'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.
5Chef’s Tip: Store in a cool dry place, out of the sunlight. It should be good for six months. Enjoy.
6Keep the faith, and keep cooking.
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About this Recipe

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