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Best Taco Seasoning Mix Recipes

Best Taco Seasoning Mix Recipes

Top Rated Taco Seasoning Mix Recipes

Whip up this easy dip for your next football party or get-together with friends.

Recipe Courtesy of Rojo’sTaco salads are often served in a fried-tortilla fashioned into a bowl, which really distorts their nutritional information. In their purest form, however, taco salads are nothing more than seasoned meat, lettuce, black beans, and cheese. This recipe is a perfect example of how a taco salad should be made.

Take chicken wings to the next level with McCormick® Cheesy Taco Seasoning Mix. Game day guests won’t hesitate to ask for seconds. Top chicken wings with cool queso fresco cheese, tomato and green onion for a winning finish.Recipe courtesy of McCormick

Perfect for snacking after school or when you're watching the game, this mix of crunchy Chex cereal and Goldfish crackers has a tangy taco flavor. Courtesy of McCormick

Two dishes that people love are put into one to make something delicious. This recipe is courtesy of McCormick.

Give grilled corn on the cob a Mexican twist with taco-spiced butter.Recipe courtesy of McCormick

Ground turkey is combined with tomatoes and taco seasoning. It's ready in just 30 minutes for a meal that the whole family will love. Recipe courtesy of Ready Set Eat

This Monterey mac and cheese has Mexican-style corn, a can of diced tomatoes, black olives, ground chicken, taco seasoning and Monterey jack cheeese, which is a deliciously melty choice. Tortilla chips on the side add a welcome crunch. Recipe courtesy of Perdue.

With only 15 minutes of prep time, this recipe for taco pie is one the entire family can enjoy. With its savory and cheesy flavor, this recipe will surely impress. This recipe is courtesy of Betty Crocker.

This recipe wraps everything good in the world — chicken, bacon, cheese, avocado and more — up in a tortilla with ranch dressing.Recipe courtesy of McCormick

Throw the ultimate taco party and learn how to make a taco casserole with this quick Mexican dinner recipe. Mixed with corn tortilla chips and pinto beans, this easy taco casserole takes only 10 minutes to prep.Recipe courtesy of McCormick

For a cheesy, hearty casserole packed with crispy taters and your family’s favorite taco flavor, look no further. This dish gets its kick from a single-serving package of McCormick® Original Taco Seasoning Mix. Garnish with sour cream, salsa, avocado and fresh cilantro.Recipe courtesy of McCormick


Quick Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe

Have taco night every night with this quick homemade taco seasoning recipe, loaded with chili powder, paprika, cumin, garlic powder and oregano. This flavorsome taco seasoning mix is your ticket to Mexican-inspired ground meat, or use it to season steak, chicken or veggies. This seasoning is so versatile — you can add or subtract as much or as little of spices that you like. There is some added heat from the chili, but that can also be minimized to your family’s liking. Try it with Lamb Keto Tacos with Cauliflower Tortillas.


Spice Things Up Tonight.

This fool-proof, super simple, better-than-store-bought Homemade Taco Seasoning comes together in seconds and uses ingredients you likely already have on hand. We highly recommend making a big batch of it to use on just about everything. (Hint, hint. our homemade taco seasoning is NOT just for tacos!)


  1. Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl or a jar.
  2. Store in an air-tight container or jar in the pantry.
  3. Use 2 tablespoons of seasoning for every 1 pound of meat.

Eat This Tip

If you want to make fish tacos, marinate the thawed fish with only 1 tablespoon of seasoning and 1/4 cup olive oil in a bowl for 15-20 minutes in the fridge. You can roast the fish in the oven at 450 degrees, or cook on a skillet.

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Homemade Taco Seasoning

My family loves Mexican-inspired flavors. This Homemade Taco Seasoning is easy to make and packs a lot of flavor.

Lately, I’ve been all about making my own seasoning blends. I like that I can control what goes into each blend. I know that the spices and herbs are fresh and I can control how much salt (if any) is used.

One of the best things about making your own seasoning blends is that it’s a lot less expensive than store-bought blends.

This Homemade Taco Seasoning is perfect for recipes like:

Or you can use it in place of the taco seasoning packets you get at the grocery store. Simply add 2-3 tablespoons of the homemade seasoning blend and 2/3 cups of water to one pound of browned ground beef and simmer for 3-4 minutes.

I also add a tablespoon or so to bottled ranch salad dressing to make a Tex-Mex inspired salad.

This seasoning is so versatile. The possibilities are endless!


Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning, the quintessential Mexican spice-blend to enhance flavor of any Mexican meal. With this easy recipe, you can make Taco Seasoning at home using pantry-staple spices. Trust me, all spices to make taco seasoning are already in your pantry. Like, right now! Plus homemade seasoning is healthier, preservative free, artificial color free, gluten free and can be adjusted as per your taste.

Homemade seasonings are also good utilization of pantry spices, great way to save some money, and trip to grocery store. Even though a package of Taco Seasoning cost 99 c to 1 dollar. but cost can add up for a Mexican food lover like myself. Plus why spend on something you can resource from your own pantry in less than 5 minutes? This is what motivates me blend most of spices at home.

So, let's make some Taco Seasoning today!

To make taco seasoning, I mix taco seasoning ingredients - garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, black pepper, dried oregano, cumin powder, chili flakes, sugar and salt. To control the amount of salt per taste, I recommend adding half of the salt while mixing and add rest later after tasting the mixed taco seasoning. This helps keeping salt to taste, specially when you want low-sodium taco seasoning.

I used two kinds of paprika - sweet paprika and hot paprika, to give this seasoning right blend of flavor and heat. Overall this taco seasoning blend recipe has little bit of kick due to addition of chili flakes.

Just like salt, you can control the amount of heat in taco seasoning by adding half amount at time of mixing and add rest after tasting.

Homemade Taco Seasoning is also my favorite for following reasons:

1. Opportunity to adjust the flavor as per personal preference. Homemade Taco Seasoning is way more flavorful than store-bought package.
2. Keep salt in control. Make seasoning low-sodium. To adjust salt to taste, I add half of salt first, then add rest after tasting if I need more.
3. Make seasoning at moment's notice without a trip to grocery store using spices I already have in pantry.
4. Make small batch equivalent of a standard store-bought Taco Seasoning Package or more. This recipe makes about 4-5 packages worth of Taco Seasoning.

Just keep good quality spices in pantry. Using these you can make any spice mix, at moment's notice, without trip to grocery store. Try more spice-blends I shared earlier - Fajita Seasoning, Garam Masala, Za'atar Seasoning, Turkey Seasoning, Chai Tea spice

Note: McCormick is my trusted brand for quality spices. McCormick Spices are available in almost all US Grocery Stores. For everywhere else, you can buy these online.

Once you have spices in-hand, it takes few minute to make delicious Taco Seasoning.

You can use Taco Seasoning in endless way. My top favorites being:

1. Meat, Beans, or Veggies for Tacos (of course)
2. Grilled Meats or Roasts
3. Salad Dressings
4. Soups
5. Dips

Friends, homemade seasoning is only 5 minutes away. Look out in pantry and blend some today for your next Mexican Feast. You can find lots of Mexican Recipes on the blog.


Savory Seasoning Mix Recipes

Here are my best and favorite spice mix recipes. Click on the images or titles to open the individual recipe pages.

Homemade Chili Seasoning Mix

Other than the obvious chili recipe, it’s also great for seasoning roasted veggies or as a stand-in for other Mexican spice blends.

Homemade Cajun Spice Mix

I love to use Cajun seasoning in chicken recipes. Especially my one-pot chicken & rice and chicken pasta recipes.

Taco Seasoning Mix Recipe

This gluten-free taco seasoning can be used in place of the wasteful taco seasoning pouches to seasoning your ground meat for taco night. Here you won’t get any fillers, just straight up flavor!


Make the Best Homemade Taco Seasoning With This Easy Recipe

Mix ingredients together in a bowl and store in an airtight container. That's it! Use about two tablespoons per pound of ground beef when making tacos.

Use taco seasoning often?

It&rsquos actually really simple and quick to make your own taco seasoning at home &ndash plus it tastes better! Compiling your own homemade taco seasoning recipe is an easy way to save money and it&rsquos a much healthier option when compared to the pre-packaged versions that you buy at the store.

If you find that you frequently use taco seasoning in your kitchen, then it&rsquos totally worth it to whip up your own version from scratch. We often have taco night at our house, so this homemade taco seasoning has definitely become a staple in my kitchen!

Hip tips for making homemade taco seasoning:


Making Low FODMAP Tacos

  1. Take 1 lb. of ground beef (preferably 80/20) and brown it in a large pan.
  2. Once the meat is cooked, drain the grease out of the pan.
  3. Add 1.5 Tablespoons of the taco seasoning, and 1/3 cup of water, to the pan with the cooked meat.
  4. Stir until everything has mixed together thoroughly.
  5. Place meat on a gluten free tortilla or a corn tortilla.
  6. Place shredded cheddar cheese and lettuce on top of meat.
  7. Fold tortilla as to not spill any of the innards.
  8. Shove one end of the tortilla into your mouth hole and bite down.

The recipe above only really differs from the original in that it has less of the cayenne pepper, a little more salt, and a little bit more water added to the mix. I’m not a fan of super spicy things and I found the original recipe just a touch spicier than I would have liked. And the addition of a little bit more water seemed to make things mix a little better and helped coat all of the meat more evenly.

I actually tried this last night and added 2/3 cups of water, but that seemed like it was just a touch too much, but definitely did not make a huge difference in the flavor, just had a bit more taco seasoned water floating around in the pan.

If you want to spice it up a little bit, you can bump the cayenne pepper up to 1/2 teaspoon instead of a 1/4, but I definitely wasn’t feeling it, and if you’re sensitive to peppers or spicy food, it might not be the best option for you.


One recipe of this taco seasoning is enough for 1 pound of ground beef. Simply brown your ground beef, sprinkle in the seasoning, and stir. Add in 3/4 cup cold water and simmer until ready to serve.

It’s important to note that I don’t drain my ground beef because I mainly buy very lean 93/7 or 95/5. If you buy a fattier kind of beef, know that you’ll have to drain it. Also, your finished taco meat might seem a little saltier because after the meat has been browned and drained, you’ll be left with less meat if you’re using a fattier beef.