The Perfect Taco Seasoning


We have taco night at least once a week, as it’s pretty much the only meal that makes everyone in the house happy. I’ve been using this taco seasoning recipe for years and never thought to post on the blog until this week.

Traditional taco seasoning packets are for the birds, you guys. Look at the ingredients in a typical packet.


Newsflash – you don’t need all that in your lovely bodies. Forget the preservatives and oils and crap and make this recipe instead. It tastes better, and is better for you. Ready, break!


1 tablespoon chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt (I use pink salt)
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

Mix together and voilá, you’ve got taco seasoning with nothing but actual spices in it. Imagine that! This recipe makes enough to season 1-2 lbs of ground beef or turkey. I also use it on chicken and in black beans. Hope you enjoy.

  1. Kristin

    February 23, 2015 at 9:54 am

    Thank you for sharing this recipe! I am beyond cooking-challenged, and this is so simple…with ingredients that I actually have in my cabinet!

  2. Jen

    February 24, 2015 at 10:31 am

    Hello! I use about the same mix, but I never measure. I just shake, shake, and shake.
    Taste way better than a packet (of crap).

  3. Masha Russia

    February 26, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    I think I actually have all spices listed! I will try this seasoning recipe this weekend :)