Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix


"Much lower salt than pre-made. Salt can be omitted. Great with half ground buffalo and half ground turkey breast or whatever you prefer. Buy bulk spices and you can make 5-plus batches for under $1.00!! Increasing black pepper and adding optional ingredients will increase heat. Using mild or regular chili powder and omitting optional ingredients will reduce heat. To keep salt content low make sure chili powder does not contain salt."


5 m servings 12 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 12 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Fat:
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.4g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 0.5 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 235 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • Cook's Note:
  • Add to browning meat when meat is partially browned. After browned completely, add 1/2 to 1 cup water and cook down to blend flavors.
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  1. 196 Ratings


This made great beef taco filling. I used this for a pound of ground beef and used a little more than 3/4 of a cup of chicken broth and let it simmer until the liquid was gone, which was about 1...

Tasty and smells very nice! Easy to make.

We really enjoyed this seasoning mix. I much prefer it over those pre-made packets. A lot cheaper to make and no scary "filler" ingredients. FYI - this recipe seasoned one pound of meat perfectl...

Giving it 4 stars because i haven't cooked with it yet. Just mixed it up and tasted it. Did one sub - used smokey paprika instead of regular - really gave it good flavor! I changed the servings ...

Great taco seasoning....and yes....I do love that I can control the salt. I used regular chili powder and omitted the cayenne and pepper flakes so my kiddos would eat it. Used this mix in a poun...

Great seasoning mix. As good or better than the package Old El Paso that I normally buy. I added the seasoning after fully browning the meat and draining the grease. I used a cup of water and...

Followed the recipe 100%. This was awesome! Thanks for a great recipe!!

Thought it was better than the pre-packaged stuff but it didn't wow me. We thought it was good but, after reading the reviews, we were expecting it to dazzle us. Not impressive, but good.

It's better than the package stuff, but, like almost all of the other recipes it's missing the sugar. That's the "missing" ingredient everyone tries to find. The packages have about 4g's of suga...