Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Single serving spice packets are the demon spawn of the spice world.  True story.

They are a buck or two a piece and seem like a good deal, but you use them and then you have to buy more!  Plus, they are mostly salt with some cheap flavorings stirred in.

They simply will not do if you some serious flavor to your tacos and Tex-Mex foods.

I dislike them so much that I added them to my list of 10 things that I almost always make at home.

As you might know, my loving wife Betsy is a huge Tex-Mex fan and we eat a lot of tacos, burritos and such.  Over the years I’ve tweaked my seasoning mixture for tacos and I think I’ve finally nailed it down.


  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cumin seeds, toasted and ground
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Read the whole recipe on Macheesmo