Homemade taco seasoning is easy to make in just a few quick steps. Most of the ingredients you probably already have in your panty so the basic homemade taco seasoning is a great last minute save. Trying to amaze people with your batch of homemade tacos? You’ll want to read further into the article to the finer points of homemade taco seasoning recipe. We will talk about things like which peppers to choose, when to process them and what ingredient are best for your taco seasoning and can they be homemade?
At Miss Homemade we like to have fun in the kitchen and homemade taco seasoning defiantly spices things up. So Lets get started. The basic recipe is on the right. With spicy taco seasoning below.The best part of learning how to making taco seasoning at home is your the boss. Instead of just choosing from the selection at your super market you can make homemade recipes that are just right for you.

Low sodium-salt seasoning just add half is much, remove all the salt from the recipe or add a salt substitute. If your already on a low salt diet it should taste great!

Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 meal

Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe


  • Chili Powder 2 tsp
  • Add Half teaspoon each
  • Onion Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt
  • Cumin
  • Black Pepper
  • Paprika
  • Optional: Mild or Hot ground Peppers


  1. Combine all Homemade Taco Seasoning ingredients in bowl and mix. Homemade taco seasoning is that easy. You can also use a food processor to make a coarser mix perfect for putting in a small grinder and setting out at homemade meals.

Spicy Homemade taco seasoning

Spicy homemade taco seasoning can vary in heat and regional twist, but generally speaking spicy means HOT! We love tacos you don’t need sauce, flavor waiting to explode in your mouth. Typically homemade  chefs will add a little cayenne pepper, but we have tried almost every spicy pepper we could get our hands on. Dried habanero or even ghost pepper in moderation are great ingredients for homemade spicy taco seasoning. Add a small pinch to the classic taco seasoning above. Many in the Ms Homemade community also grow their own spices and peppers. Preparing the desired pepper is easy when ripe pick and hang in well ventilated warm area, sunny spot or directly into the food dehydrator. I have used all methods with equal results. Grind them up with or with out seeds depending on desired heat and use directly.

How much Water do you add to Homemade Taco Seasoning?

Its pretty basic really. For every pound of beef, chicken or pork you are cooking add 3/4 cup of water. Use your judgement and be sure to use enough water for homemade taco seasoning to cover most of the pan. Bring to a boil then simmer stirring occasional until desired consistency.

Things to make with Homemade Taco Seasoning

Clearly most homemade taco seasoning is descend for use on ground beef or perhaps chicken going into a hard shell. But I find that it works well when refried beans or simmering down some fajita strips just as well.

Homemade Taco Seasoning Marinade

For a easy homemade taco seasoning marinade  add a cup and half of vinegar and your favorite cooking oil into a bowl or plastic bag. Combine the homemade taco seasoning recipe above into the liquid mixture. Shake or stir. Add desired meat or vegetables. This should sit at least a few hours, but the seasoning will penetrate the meat more if left over night.

Homemade Taco Seasoning Dip-Sauce

This homemade taco seasoning dip will help you cool off the spicy tacos. 1/4 cup mayo with a 1/4 cup of sour cream. Blend together with 1 tablespoon homemade taco mix. Serve Cold.