Taco Seasoning

Make your own taco seasoning: you control how spicy or mild it is, naturally low sodium and much cheaper than buying packets.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 41kcal
Carbs (g): 8


  • 1/2-1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano Or Italian seasoning.
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper Omit for milder version.


  • Mix all ingredients.


Makes enough to season 1 pound of meat.
Make as mild or spicy as you desire by changing the amount of chili powder and cayenne.
If you use the full amounts of the chili powder and cayenne, this is spicier than most packaged mixes. It probably won’t make tears come to your eyes, but it’s definitely spicy. I like it, but I like things spicier than most Midwesterners (those used to eating Tex-Mex probably won’t find it overly hot).
If using with ground beef, sprinkle over meat as it’s browning. If using with fish or chicken, coat meat before cooking.
Do not add any water to the meat.
Nutrition Facts
Taco Seasoning
Amount Per Serving
Calories 41 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 71mg 3%
Potassium 113mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 0g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 27.9%
Calcium 2.9%
Iron 10.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.