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Taco Seasoning

Taco Seasoning is super easy to make and comes with none of the junk, MSG, and fillers that you get in the store bought packets.

In my cupboard is a whole bunch of pint canning jars filled with seasonings for all kinds of things. You have already seen my season salt and dry onion soup mix. Now I’m sharing my taco seasoning. It’s super easy and you use less than store bought because there are no fillers in it.

Homemade taco seasoning of course is less expensive for several reasons. Buying spices in bulk is less expensive, you aren’t paying for fillers and preservatives, and you use less. It is also better for you because you aren’t eating fillers and preservatives. And best of all, it tastes fresher.

Do you need to add water to taco seasoning? 

Yes, water needs to be added when cooking it. For this recipe, you need to add 1/2 cup of water with each 2 Tbsp of taco seasoning after the meat has been cooked. 

How much taco seasoning do you add?

For one pound of meat, you need to add 2 Tbsp of seasoning.

Recipes to use taco seasoning in: 

Cornbread Taco Casserole, Instant Pot Shredded Stew Meat Tacos, Crockpot Taco Chicken, Taco Bowl with Creamy Chipotle Dressing, and Taco Potatoes.

Yield: 17 Tbsp

Taco Seasoning

Taco Seasoning

Taco Seasoning is super easy to make and comes with none of the junk, MSG, and fillers that you get in the store bought packets.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1/2 cup chili powder
  • 1/4 cup onion powder
  • 2 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 1 Tbsp salt


  1. Combine all ingredients in a jar and shake.
  2. 2 Tbsp of mix is equivalent to 1 pkg. 
  3. To use, add 2 Tbsp of seasoning and 1/2 cup water to 1 lb of meat. 
This recipe is a part of out Outside the Box Mondays series.

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