Tacos with DIY Taco Seasoning

DIY Taco Seasoning Mix Recipe

Want Tacos, but forgot to pick up the seasoning packet?  That’s okay!  Here is an easy homemade taco seasoning mix recipe.  Not only is it easy, but with a DIY seasoning mix, you know ALL the ingredients that are involved.  Do you know exactly what Maltodextrin and Silicone Dioxide are?  Me neither, but if you have ever used a packet of store-bought taco seasoning powder, then you have eaten it.  What is in taco seasoning mix

With this easy DIY Taco Seasoning Mix recipe, you can adjust it to fit your personal taste as well.  If you like it hot, add more cayenne.  If not, add less.  Low salt diet?  Reduce or omit the salt and you have a low-sodium taco seasoning mix.


  • 2 T cornmeal
  • 2 T Garlic Powder
  • 2 T Onion Powder
  • 2 T Dried Oregano
  • 2T Ground Cumin
  • ¼ cup DIY Chili Powder (link to recipe is below)
  • ½ t Cayenne Pepper (optional), more or less to taste
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t Black Pepper

Simply place all ingredients into a ziplock bag, or mason jar and seal.  Shake well to combine ingredients.

homemade taco seasoning mix










To use, I generally start with about ¼ cup of seasoning per pound of beef or chicken.  Simply brown your beef or cook your chicken and drain well.  Add ¾ cup of water and the taco seasoning mix and simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently.  If it appears too dry, add more water at about 2T at a time.  If it appears too “soupy”, then increase the heat a bit and continue to simmer and stir until you have your desired consistency.

Taco Meat







Next, assemble your tacos and enjoy!

Tacos with DIY Taco Seasoning






Click here for your DIY Chili Powder



1 thought on “DIY Taco Seasoning Mix Recipe”

  1. I love tacos so this is a great idea. I guess I have never really looked at the ingredients in the store bought taco packet. Thanks for sharing!

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