Homemade Taco and Chili Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning is super easy to put together and much more affordable (and better for you!) than the store bought packets. I was making freezer burritos last week and needed taco seasoning. I remembered seeing my mom making her own, and knew it could be faster than a trip to the store to buy some, if I had the right spices at home. I found a recipe through Pinterest (a new addiction of mine!) and got to work. The funny thing is that I have been seeing this all over blogland since I made it, so the idea is catchy. The pictures in this post are a joint effort from Travis and me.
Homemade Taco (and Chili) Seasoning
recipe from My Baking Addiction

4 tablespoons of chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons paprika
2 tablespoons ground cumin
3 teaspoons sea salt
4 teaspoons black pepper
In a medium bowl, combine chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, crushed red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, oregano, paprika, ground cumin, sea salt, and black pepper. Store in an air tight container at room temperature.
-Stored in an airtight container, this spice blend will keep for up to a year.
-When making chili or tacos using one pound of ground beef, start with 1 1/2 tablespoons of the seasoning blend and adjust according to your tastes.



  1. Perfect! Love the shot with all the spices in a bowl. There is something very visually pleasing about all those colors separated out. I like that your mix calls for less than the costco seasoning mix (1/4 cup) I will definitely try this.

    I'm busy brainstorming up ideas for you to consider. I'll be in touch this week.


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