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The Best Homemade Taco Seasoning

Taco seasoning packets are convenient, but they're loaded with preservatives and salt. Making your own taco seasoning is easy, affordable and much healthier than the store-bought kind. Plus you can customize it to suit your tastes (and what's in the pantry). 
Course Seasoning Blend
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 tablespoons
Calories 22kcal



  • Mix all ingredients together
  • Store in a dry, airtight container
  • Use 2 tablespoons to replace 1 packet of store bought seasoning, adjust to taste


  • be sure to store in a completely dry and clean container that is air-tight
  • best to consume within 3 months, but seasoning will last as long as the expiration of the individual spices used
  • use 2 tablespoons per pound of ground meat


Calories: 22kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Sodium: 1749mg | Potassium: 93mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1.5mg