Making your own homemade taco seasoning is not only handy when you can’t run out to the store, it’s better for you. Almost all seasonings out there are full of preservatives, additives, fillers, and sugar. Even the organic ones have anti-caking agents and sugar in them! While in a pinch I will totally use a packet, I have over the years collected alllllllll the spices you can get so I have no reason not to make my own.
For this simple recipe you will need the following; chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, dried oregano, and crushed red pepper flakes. Then you need a small bowl with a lid or an empty spice bottle (like this one) and a teaspoon and half a teaspoon measuring spoons. My recipe makes about 4 tablespoons worth of taco seasoning. If you make tacos often, you can easily double or triple the recipe.
Now, this is a medium spiced (heat) blend. If you do not like a lot of heat, you can omit the crushed red pepper flakes, and if you like a lot of heat, you can go up to 2 teaspoons of the crushed red pepper flakes. Play around with it and see what you like best!
Homemade Taco Seasoning
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 3 tsp cumin
- 2 tsp real sea salt
- 1-2 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes can add more for more spice
- Mix them all together in a small bowl with a lid or invest in empty spice bottles. Use as desired.