Tuesday rolls around and you know what that means: Taco Tuesdays. If you're looking to spice up your meal with a south-of-the-border flair without having to purchase a pre-made spice mix, look no further. We've got you covered on a simple, easy-to-make recipe for taco seasoning.

Although you'll have to purchase these spices individually, you'll have them on hand for future uses. If you're not looking to have them on stock, try to buy them in bulk at places where you can pay by weight so you only get what you need. It's also much cheaper than getting the shakers.

#SpoonTip: if you want to bring out the paprika flavor, lightly toast it in a pan beforehand, or buy smoked paprika.

Easy Taco Seasoning

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:0
  • Total Time:5 mins
  • Servings:10
  • Easy


  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder or onion flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 t. Black Pepper optional
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  • Step 1

    Combine all the spices and mix well with a whisk or fork. Store in an airtight container up to three years depending on the freshness of your spices.

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