This is the Homemade Taco Seasoning I keep on hand for whenever I make Ground Beef Tacos. It has tons of flavor, and there are no additives or anti-caking agents in it.
I get the appeal of pre-made seasoning mixes, but I really prefer to make my own. Let us count the reasons!
The biggest plus for me is that this taco seasoning does not have any salt in it.
I actually can’t stand when seasoning mixes already have salt, because I have no idea how much is in there already, and therefore don’t know how to season my meat accordingly.
Adding a 1/2 tsp of kosher salt per pound of meat is my general rule of thumb for seasoning, and this way I can add however much of the spice I need, knowing I won’t mess up the salt ratio.
I get to use my own quality spices, and I also get to change up the ratios to suit my tastes.
I highly encourage you to try this as written first, then play with it too.
Here are the taco seasoning ingredients I use:
- chili powder
- garlic powder
- dried oregano
- onion powder
- cayenne pepper
Don’t want it too spicy? Take the cayenne out.
Want a more smoky flavor? Swap in some smoked paprika for the regular.
Occasionally I’ll even add some ground chipotle in there too, because I love chipotle with beef and the flavors go so well.
There are tons of options for tweaking.
Once made, you can store the taco seasoning in a spice jar like this one (affiliate), or you can even just keep it in a plastic bag, for at least 6 months. Enjoy!
- 2 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tbsp ground cumin
- 1.5 tsp paprika
- .5 tsp garlic powder
- .5 tsp dried oregano
- .25 tsp onion powder
- .25 tsp ground coriander
- .25 tsp cayenne pepper
- In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients to combine.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature. The spices will keep well for at least 6 months.
This Whole30 taco seasoning is also gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan.