Making Taco Seasoning



Makes 6 Tablespoons
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon sea salt
½ tablespoon black pepper
½ tablespoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • In a small bowl or jar, stir all the ingredients together.
  • Store the taco seasoning in an airtight container in the pantry.

  • If you don’t have smoked paprika or dried oregano, you can substitute these with regular paprika or dried cilantro, respectively.
  • This makes a moderately mild taco seasoning. If you like it spicy, increase the cayenne pepper to ¼ teaspoon.
  • To use the taco seasoning for taco meat, brown the ground beef first. Then add 2 tablespoons seasoning and ½ cup water per pound of meat. Simmer until the extra liquid evaporates or absorbs into the meat.
  • Serving size is based on the amount of taco seasoning used for a serving of meat, ¼ pound. The recipe makes enough seasoning for 3 pounds of meat.

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