Quick & Easy Taco Seasoning Mix

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Back in ‘the day‘ I always kept several packets of taco seasoning in my pantry for those days I used it when I was making Carnitas Tacos. Or Pulled-Pork Enchiladas. Or maybe Taco Soup. Or… well anything Tex-Mex flavored.

RancherMan & I enjoy lots of Tex-Mex food, y’all. You know, ’cause that’s how we roll in Texas!

But that was before I started on this simple life journey. I’ve since learned that it’s beyond easy to whip up these spice mixes for myself. Come see…

It's super easy to mix up this taco seasoning mix in minutes. Pour it into a repurposed jar, slap a label on it and BOOM! Never buy those tiny disposable foil packets of taco seasoning again! #TexasHomesteader #Taco #Seasoning #TexMex #SaveMoney #EcoFriendly

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Simple Taco Seasoning Recipe

It couldn’t be easier to make your own taco seasoning. The complicated instructions? Get out your pencils, boys & girls:

Just mix all the dry ingredients into a repurposed glass jar & shake to mix!

Now it’s at the ready whenever I need it. I typically use 2 Tablespoons per pound of ground meat.

This recipe makes over a cup & a half of taco seasoning. Since we eat lots of Tex-Mex food, I needed to make plenty of taco seasoning.

It doesn’t last near as long as you’d think in our household… LOL)

But feel free to scale it down to a smaller quantity if need be to reflect how often you’ll be using it.

All these spices were already in my kitchen. Whipping up the taco seasoning took only minutes. It was oh-so-cheap too.

And (my fave) there’s NO tiny foil packet to throw away each & every time I use it.

It’s all contained in a repurposed wide-mouth glass jar given to me by a family member. It was previously just destined for the trash but now it’s been put into further service to hold my taco seasoning mix.

Heck I even used a cute reusable *Chalkboard Label to easily identify the contents.

Yes, of course I’ll share the recipe with you!

A simple homemade taco seasoning to keep on hand for your favorite Tex-Mex dishes! #TexasHomesteader
5 from 1 vote

MYO Taco Seasoning Mix

Author www.TexasHomesteader.com



  • 3/4 cup chili powder
  • 1/4 cup ground cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 1 Tablespoon black ground pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano



  1. Add all ingredients to a jar.
  2. Shake well to mix.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of spice mixture to 1 lb of ground meat.


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6 thoughts on “Quick & Easy Taco Seasoning Mix

  1. Thelma Briggs

    5 stars
    Great mix. Having my own homemade taco mix in the cabinet is so convenient and cheap since I don’t have to buy those little packets of the premade stuff. Plus I can amend each batch of homemade taco seasoning as I like, adding fewer or more of any specific seasoning my family enjoys.

  2. Nancy

    I, also make my own taco seasoning. I don’t eat as much as you do, because Kaleigh has suddenly decided she doesn’t like tacos. She had a touch of the flu one time and blamed getting sick on the tacos. No one else got sick but she hasn’t eaten them since. So I just make small batches and put it in a 4 oz. canning jars. I also make my own pumpkin pie seasoning. It also gets stored in the small canning jars.

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Any time you can make for yourself something you used to buy, it’s a win/win from a health, financial & environmental standpoint, huh Nancy. Good for you! ~TxH~

  3. ColleenB.~ Tx.

    Super Good Stuff.
    I make this All the time. My son-in-laws kept asking for me to make more for them, so I finally decided to tape the recipe right to their gifted jar for them to make themselves.

  4. Patti

    Perfect timing!! I’m making chicken tacos tonight and what mix I had wasn’t going to be enough. I have everything listed on hand. You saved the day!! Hope everyone is feeling better. That virus/flu hit all of us and like you it was no fun….. Thank you, Patti

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      This recipe is very adaptable, Patti. We like the flavor of cumin so sometimes I’ll stir in a little more if it suits me. Tweak it to suit your tastes, but I will say – you’ll never buy the commercial stuff again… Bon Appetit! ~TxH~


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