Taco Seasoning, homemade

Cathy Smith


I felt like the taco seasoning was too salty so started buying the low sodium, but it was only available now and then..soooo... I decided to come up with my own version. I started with a list of what my favorite seasoning had in it, then started mixing, adjusting, adding different stuff, etc. This is not my final recipe but it is the working one. I can never say anything is final cause some new seasoning may come out etc. But the whole family is satisfied and happy with this one. I actually make a quart jar of it to keep on hand. Then I keep it in a jar in the freezer, n=inside a zip lock bag.

★★★★★ 1 vote
10 Min


1 Tbsp
chili powder
1/4 tsp
garlic powder
1/4 tsp
onion powder
1/4 tsp
1/4 tsp
1 1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
chipotle chili powder for heat (optional)
1 tsp
morton nature's season
1/2 tsp
black pepper
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
knorr caldo de tomate or tomato bouillon
1/4 tsp
ground coriander
1/4 tsp
cilantro, dried
1 Tbsp
onion flakes, dehydrated
1/2 tsp
goya adobo all purpose seasoning
1/2 tsp
badia complete seasoning


1Mix all ingredients together and store in jar till ready to use. This is enough for 2 pounds of meat.
2To use: Brown ground beef, add the taco seasoning and 1/2 to 3/4 cup water and simmer till thick. I often do this around 2 and then put the seasoned meat in a crock pot and simmer it on low till dinner time, it really gives it a slow cooked flavor!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: Latin American
Hashtag: #seasoning