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5 from 8 votes

The best homemade taco seasoning and a secret ingredient

The best homemade taco seasoning recipe + a secret ingredient to add when the meat is cooking
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins


  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Measure and combine all ingredients into an airtight container.
  • Stir or shake well to mix.
  • Use 3T of mix per pound of browned ground beef.
  • The secret ingredient: Add one small can of tomato sauce to cooked meat and allow to simmer 5 minutes.