Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

I like to make my own taco seasoning because I can adjust the number of spices.  I also feel better about knowing what exactly is in the taco seasoning.  Plus, I use very little taco seasoning when I make tacos because I have a picky hubby, especially with Mexican food.  A few years ago, I would rarely make Mexican cuisine at home.  Instead, I would go to restaurants to fulfill my cravings for Mexican cuisine.  I’m glad I can now make Mexican food at home.

Here is a recipe for Taco Seasoning that I found on the Copy Kat website.

Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

Stars of the recipe:

  • 1 Tbsp. dehydrated onion
  • 6 tsp. chili powder
  • 5 tsp. paprika
  • 4 & 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 3 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 & 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp. Cayenne powder, optional


  1. Combine ingredients and store them in an airtight container.
  2. To prepare, brown 1 lb. of beef.
  3. Add 3 Tbsp. (I use about 1.5 Tbsp.) of seasoning and approx. 1/2 cup of water.
  4. Simmer until water is absorbed.
  5. Serve in a hard taco shell or tortilla with your favorite taco toppings.

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