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Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe from Scratch

My taco seasoning recipe will save you money.  But that’s not the best part. Your food will taste like nothing you’ve ever had before, with no preservatives.

I give you the basics so you can create your own version. Use it just as you would with the store-bought kind (which you will never buy again).

Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe

Best Taco Seasoning Recipe


2 TBS chili powder
2 tsp cumin
1-1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp seasoned salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp oregano
cayenne pepper to taste, optional

If you are using this mix for tacos, use 3 tablespoons of this mix per pound of cooked and drained ground beef. Add 1 teaspoon of flour to the seasoned ground beef to thicken it, and 1/4 cup of water and heat everything through.

You must try this delicious mix with my easy chicken enchilada recipe.  It’s wonderful.

Make a big batch and pour into glass containers. Wrap with a ribbon and give as gifts.

You may also want to take a peek at my easy Mexican recipes – you may find something you love like chicken enchiladas or homemade guacamole; and that’s just starters.

Don’t forget to try my authentic Mexican dessert recipes like Sopapilla Cheesecake and Fiesta Pear Dessert Recipe. Outstanding.

This is a Taco Bell taco seasoning recipe. It’s everywhere on the web, but I thought I would post it here also.


1 TBS flour
1 TBS cornstarch
1 TBS dried onion flakes
1 tsp beef bouillon granules
1 tsp garlic
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp cayenne powder
1/4 tsp white sugar

Combine and store in an air-tight container.

Notes: To make taco meat, brown 1 lb ground beef in skillet; drain. Add seasoning mix and 3/4 cup of water. Bring to a boil then reduce heat. Simmer uncovered, 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Homemade Taco Sauce from Scratch

In addition to the homemade taco seasoning recipes, I’ve also included my homemade taco sauce recipe.


1 cup homemade tomato sauce
1/3 cup water
1/4 tsp homemade chili powder
1-1/2 tsp cumin
1-1/2 tsp minced onion
1 TBS vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp canola oil
1/2 tsp homemade onion powder
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp homemade cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp salt
homemade hot sauce, to taste – (optional)

Place ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer on low for 15 minutes. Cool and chill before using.

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