Taco Seasoning Homemade – Our Family’s Favorite

Taco Seasoning Homemade

Long a family favorite, there’s no doubt this seasoning will become your “signature” house special for tacos!


  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch (helps to thicken and coat and helps to keep the mixture from clumping as it is stored)
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper (add more or less to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano or Mexican oregano, optional


Mix together. Makes about 1/2 cup. Store in a tightly sealed jar in a dark, cool cupboard. Increase as desired.

Use 2 1/2 to 3 tablespoons (this amount equals a 1 1/4 ounce seasoning packet) per one pound of browned and drained ground beef. Push aside the grouond beef, add the seasonig and toast for a minute, until just fragrant, in the skillet, then add 1/2 to 3/4 cup of water and simmer several minutes to desired consistency.


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