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How to Make Homemade Ground Beef Taco Seasoning

Homemade taco seasoning is so convenient and easy to make. Once you make your own taco mix, you won't go back to the store packets. This taco seasoning recipe has the best blend of spices which makes it full of flavor.  Make it a go-to for all your Mexican inspired meals. 
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword beef taco seasoning, easy taco seasoning, ground beef taco seasoning, taco mix
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 5 people
Author April Boller Wright


  • 2 tbsp chili powder plus an additional 1 tsp
  • ¾ tsp garlic powder
  • ¾ tsp onion powder
  • ¾ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp sugar
  • ¾ tsp cumin
  • ¾ tsp oregano
  • ¼ tsp pepper optional
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp cornstarch


  • In a small bowl, mix together all of the ingredients and store in an airtight container. 
    Taco seasoning



The measurements are to be used with about 1 lb of ground beef. You can use two tablespoons which is said to be the equivalent to pre-made packets, however I found that 2 tbsp wasn't enough so I always use all of it. This recipe makes about 3 ½ tablespoons
Use 2 tbsp or more of the taco seasoning depending on your preference but I think it tastes amazing if you add all of it. FYI, updated recipe doesn't have any crushed red peppers but feel free to add a bit it you like. 
Post updated 11/17/2019. No changes to the recipe.