Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe
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Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe

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You'll be surprised how fast and delicious this recipe from the Taste of Home Test Kitchen can be. By combining spices already in your spice rack, you'll create a traditional taco seasoning without a trip to the grocery store.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 8 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Nutritional Facts

2 teaspoon: 16 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 19mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein


  1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 1 year. Yield: 6 tablespoons.
Originally published as Taco Seasoning in Cooking for 2 Summer 2008, p19

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Reviewed Jan. 16, 2013

"I checked other recipes, they said to use 2tbsp and one recipe said 1/4 cup (which is 4tbsp). So I would recommend using 2-4 tbsp per pound of ground beef. I love using this, it's much healthier than store-bought taco seasoning! And it has great flavor!"

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2012

"How many tablespoons per pound of meat?"

Reviewed May. 31, 2010

"I'll never buy it from the store again, it's not exactly the same, but it was really good anyway."

Reviewed Sep. 18, 2009

"an how much per 1 lb of ground beef"

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