Taco Seasoning

Sure you can buy taco seasoning blends from the store, but we don’t know what’s in those “proprietary blends”! Here’s a quick recipe from scratch for a versatile seasoning you can add to any meat for tacos, vegetables, or garnish guacamole!

The ingredient and flavor I really enjoy in this seasoning is cumin. It has a deep flavor that really compliments beef. You probably already guessed it, but it has several health benefits too.
Along with plenty of flavor, cumin has been linked to helping irritable bowel syndrome, cholesterol, and diabetes!


  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed


  • Since we can always spice things up, you can add
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • Substitute 1 Tbsp chipotle powder for one of chili powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper (*Watch out! This is where the real heat comes from!)
  • 1-2 tsp garlic powder substitute for crushed garlic


  • After mixing the base recipe with whatever additions you’d like, it’s time to get cooking!
    If I am making tacos:
  • Chop a medium to large onion and sauté in a pan till translucent
  • Add 1 lb. ground beef to brown it, making sure to break up clumps
  • Add the seasoning
  • Add a dash or two of water
  • Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring intermittently



  • GFCF – gluten free casein free
  • SF – soy  free
  • DF – dairy free
  • EF – egg free



  1. freetoeat10

    this author resonates with me. i’m tired of seeing “proprietary blend” everywhere

  2. babycaks

    seriously, it gets annoying. not like we’ll get the right quantities

  3. bobagirl11

    trial and error!

  4. choco1at

    you’re right, i’ve been tweaking my taco seasoning . gotta say its pretty bomb now

  5. bobagirl11

    hey same here! ive had lots of tacos but im digging this chipotle powder the blogger recommends

  6. choco1at

    for real, gives some dank smokiness

  7. delishNow

    i love tacos

  8. freetoeat10

    who doesnt!

  9. bobagirl11

    it’s taco time

  10. delishNow

    is it tuesday already?

  11. bobagirl11

    Taco Tuesdays!!!

  12. l0veeats

    fish taco good

  13. cheerinut

    i eat da fish

  14. l0veeats

    ^nice, didn’t think i’d see a “Silicon Valley” reference here

  15. 40swrap

    is this acftually good on fish??

  16. l0veeats

    only one way to find out!

  17. cheerinut

    doubt it but go for it

  18. l0veeats

    please report back! for science

  19. 40swrap

    reporting in…more tweaking required

  20. l0veeats

    you did good soldier

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