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Homemade Taco Seasoning

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
    6 tablespoons


  • 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


  • In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 1 year.
Nutrition Facts
2 teaspoon: 16 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 19mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • amehart
    Apr 16, 2018

    Made this and it smelled really good so we couldn't wait to try it with tacos. I had left out the cornstarch as we are doing a Keto diet right now. Flavor was great except it was a tad bland and needed salt to perk everything up. After adding some sea salt, it was excellent. Will definitely make again (adding salt to the mix) and will double the recipe so I have it on hand. I used 3 Tbs. mix with a scant 2/3 c. water and 1 lb. ground beef.

  • mdbull4
    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!

  • charjohnson
    Dec 28, 2012

    How many tablespoons per pound of meat?

  • johnsen
    Sep 3, 2010

    No comment left

  • amj_baker
    May 31, 2010

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

  • tommy21
    Sep 18, 2009

    an how much per 1 lb of ground beef