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A white plate with piles of the colorful seasonings that constitute the taco seasoning mix: chili powder, cayenne, ground coriander, paprika, and ground cumin. In the center there is a pile of white salt.

Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe

Using common spices, whip up this Homemade Taco Seasoning recipe in a flash! It's cheaper and tastier than the stale store-bought packets, too.
Course Pantry
Cuisine American
Keyword Seasoning, taco
Prep Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 minute
Servings 12 servings
Calories 17kcal
Author Meggan Hill


  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch (optional)


  • In a small bowl, whisk together chlii powder, cumin, paprika, coriander, cayenne pepper, and salt to taste (I like 2 teaspoons), Whisk in cornstarch if desired.
  • Store covered in a dark place and use within 1 month. To use, add 2 tablespoons of seasoning for every pound of ground meat.



Calories: 17kcal