Taco Seasoning Recipe

Happy Taco Tuesday! Every Tuesday I make some variation of Mexican food. My family LOVES Mexican, so it’s a guaranteed win, win, win. It’s an easy way for me to meal plan.

I have on several occasions planned for tacos, looked in the pantry for taco seasoning, and what? No taco seasoning!?

Well, now – no worries! I have made this recipe time and again. I have tweaked and mixed it up with different seasonings, and it’s just as delicious and more flavorful than the packets. Bonus, I make it lower sodium than the packets. I LOVE to eat salty foods, but my body and blood pressure do not love the salt.

Taco Seasoning

  • Servings: 1 pound meat
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Taco seasoning that is cheaper, healthier and tastier than the packets.


  • 1.5 tsp chili powder
  • 1.5 tsp Trader Joe’s Chili Lime Seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1.5 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp Flavor God Everything seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  1. Mix all the spices together.
  2. I use all of this in 1 pound of cooked meat, along with 2/3 cup water, and 1 tsp arrowroot powder for thickening. (Could sub flour or omit altogether)
  3. Depending on how spicy you like your meat – you can use more or less of the mix.
  4. You can double, triple, quadruple the recipe and store in a small jar for future use.

What I Used To Make This Recipe

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