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Super Cheap Homemade Taco Seasoning

Rather than buy those pouches of taco seasoning, why not make it yourself.  It’s fast and easy using spices you probably already have in your cupboard.  I buy my spices from the bulk bins at the health food store which also makes this recipe very inexpensive.

An added bonus (for me anyway) is there’s no having to check labels for MSG; to which I’m allergic.

Taco Seasoning

In a small bowl combine:

1 tbsp chili powder

1 1/2 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp black pepper

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp dried oregano

1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

This makes enough seasoning to flavour 1 lb of ground meat.  Make it one batch at a time or double, triple, etc and store in an airtight container.  It should keep for several months without losing any flavour.



  • Elizabeth
    July 11, 2008 11:36 am

    I have been hoping to find a taco seasoning that’s GFCF for my little man and this is it!! Thank you for posting this!!!

  • Angela
    July 11, 2008 1:07 pm

    I just seasoned a batch of ground beef for tacos tonight – and used a homemade recipe. GOTTA LOVE IT!!!

  • Donielle @ Raising Peanuts
    July 11, 2008 2:06 pm

    I haven’t used store bought seasoning in months! I’ll have to give this recipe a try next time.

  • TheBargainBabe
    July 11, 2008 2:58 pm

    Fantastic! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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