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taco seasoning in mason jar

Quick & Easy Taco Seasoning

I've been making my own taco seasoning for years. It's quick, easy, and I always have the ingredients on hand!


  • 4 T. dried onion
  • 4 T. chili powder
  • 2 T. ground cumin
  • 1 t. garlic powder
  • 1 t. onion powder
  • 2 t. paprika
  • 1 t. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 t. dried oregano
  • 1 T. + 1 t. salt
  • 1 T. Pepper (to taste - I use a few good grinds)


  • 1 t. chipotle powder optional
  • 1 t. glucomannon optional


  • There's really not much to this recipe! Just put all the ingredients into a mason jar, put the lid on it and shake! This will keep for months in your spice cabinet. 
  • When you use it, add 4T. to each pound of meat, along with 1/2c. water. Let it simmer for about 5 minutes until it's all incorporated. Can I tell you a little secret? I NEVER measure this when I use it! I just dump a bit on the meat and add some water. It's better to add a little less of the seasoning blend because you can always add more if you need to. However, if you add too much water, just let it cook a little longer until the moisture evaporates.