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5 from 3 votes

Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

Yield: approximately 15oz taco seasoning
Easy homemade, gluten-free taco seasoning with only 8 ingredients! A fragrant combination of cumin, chili powder, Mexican oregano, garlic, onion, salt, pepper & chili flakes.
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Seasonings
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: 10 Minute Recipe, Gluten Free, Homemade taco seasoning, Quick, Seasoning, Spices
Calories: 42kcal


  • ½ cup ground cumin *see note below
  • ½ cup chili powder *see note below
  • ¼ cup Mexican oregano *see note below
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 4 teaspoons ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes *optional for a spicier mix

Recipe notes: 

Ground cumin & chili powder: buy these 2 ingredients in bulk if you can since they're the two you'll use most. This should lessen the cost of your taco seasoning mix. There are many different types of chili powder, choose one that is suitable to your tolerance for spice. I typically purchase a "medium-hot" variety (packaging will specify).
Mexican oregano: Mexican oregano has a full-bodied flavor and slight citrus undertones where Italian oregano is a bit lighter with notes of mint. Either will work fine but I prefer Mexican oregano for taco seasoning if I can find it at the grocery store.


  • Measure all spices into a small mixing bowl. Whisk until they are well combined and then store in an airtight container.
  • Use mix in all your favorite Mexican food recipes! Season ground beef, ground turkey, shredded chicken, steak, shrimp, veggies and so much more.


Serving: 2tablespoon | Calories: 42kcal | Fat: 1.7g | Protein: 1.9g | Carbohydrates: 7.1g