too easy taco seasoning: you’ll never buy the packets again!

So here’s something that keeps happening to me: I decide I’m going to cook something. I pull out a few ingredients and start the process, only to realize way too late that I don’t have a key ingredient.

Last week, I baked a spaghetti squash but didn’t have a jar of sauce. Over the weekend, I had already melted butter and mashed bananas for banana bread before I realized I was out of eggs and baking soda. Last night’s dinner was no different. I defrosted chop meat and set out the chips and avocados for a Mexican fiesta, but didn’t have a packet of taco seasoning for the meat.

You can’t have a fiesta with out the flava, so I decided to whip up my own taco seasoning on the spot. And, guys, it was good. I’m talking really good. I’m talking not-going-to-buy-the-packets-anymore good. It was spicy, but didn’t burn your mouth. It was earthy, because cumin is amazing (and roasted cumin is ever better). And it was salty, but not too salty/over-sodiumed like the packets tend to be.

I made enough seasoning for one pound of meat, but you could easily multiply this recipe to for storage in your panty (air-tight, of course). Taco Tuesdays, anyone? Olé!

Too Easy Taco Seasoning

Too Easy Taco Seasoning

Use this taco seasoning with one pound of cooked/strained ground beef and a splash of water. Stir over low heat until meat is coated with flava!


  • 1 TBS Chili Powder
  • 1 3/4 TSP Ground Cumin
  • 1 TSP Black Pepper
  • 3/4 TSP Salt
  • 1/2 TSP Paprika
  • 1/4 TSP Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/4 TSP Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 TSP Onion Powder
  • 1/4 TSP Dried Oregano


  • In a small bowl, whisk all ingredients together. That's it. Too easy!

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  1. I LOVE making my own taco seasoning!!! It is way too easy and much more delicious!


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