Homemade Taco Seasoning



“My Disney Princess name is Taco Belle…”

What a cheesy internet quote!  But it’s still cute.  I mean, I do enjoy tacos.. .. and of course my daughter Belle… and often times Taco Bell!… this quote is actually very fitting for me!



I use this copy-cat recipe to replace the pre-made seasoning packets you can buy at the grocery store – you know the type… the little paper sleeves that cost a couple of bucks.  I like having bulk seasoning in my cupboard, no exception to the taco variety!  I’ve tweaked this one a few times and now I think it’s just right. 🙂



If you’re looking for a quick homemade gift idea, look no further.  This makes a great gift for Christmas gift baskets, father’s day bundles, etc.



It’s super easy to make and packs a serious punch of flavor.  You won’t be disappointed.  Did I mention how cheap it is to make?  🙂  Enjoy xoxo


Homemade Taco Seasoning (Large Batch)

  • 4 Tablespoons Chili Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Cumin
  • 5 Teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Black Pepper
  • 2 Teaspoons Corn Starch
  • 2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 2 Teaspoons Paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar

In a medium size bowl, whisk together all ingredients. Store in an airtight container.  Use two tablespoons of taco seasoning per pound of meat.

Makes 3/4 cup = 12 tablespoons = 6 servings (when using 1 lb. of meat)

Example recipe for seasoning:

Ground beef for tacos:  In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown 1 pound of ground beef and then drain the fat.  Next add two tablespoons of homemade taco seasoning and 1/2 cup of hot water.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.  Use as a filling for tacos, burritos, etc.

Author: farmtotabletosoul

Thanks for joining me! Good company always shortens the journey so I'm glad you're here. My name is Tara Benson and I'm 33 years young. I'm an energetic wife and mother with a wild imagination and a bold sense of humor. Consider me 100% right brained. I love music, art, interior design, gardening, baking, cooking, creating and hobby farming. I'm married to the best husband, Jason. It's safe to say we're opposites in many ways, but get along GREAT. We have two very intelligent and loving children, Owen (10) and Belle (4). I come from a huge family with three brothers, one sister and about a thousand others in the extended version. I'm also a mother to a mixed herd of animals (13 and counting...). I work in the mortgage industry from my home office. In 2015, my husband and I bought a 13 acre farm on the eastern plains of Colorado. We decided to live out our dreams and make the best of our lives for ourselves and our children. We want to teach them that hard work and creativity will always payoff at the end of the day. So welcome! Stick around a while and make yourself at home. -Tara

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