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a glass jar filled with spicy taco seasoning over a wooden surface.

Flavorful Homemade Taco Seasoning (Spicy)

This Homemade Taco Seasoning recipe is super easy and way better than store packages. Made with spices you probably already have in your pantry, this blend will add a little excitement to just about anything.
Course Condiments
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 16 tablespoons (1 cup)
Calories 14kcal


  • 1/4 cup Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Ancho Chile Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Chili Powder
  • 3 tablespoons Ground Coriander
  • 2 tablespoons Ground Cumin
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Onion Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Dried Oregano


  • Place all ingredients in a bowl and whisk to combine well. Transfer to a jar with lid and use as need it. 


Store your homemade taco seasoning in an airtight container and keep it in a cool, dark place. It should last for at least six months. 
Recommend Portion: Use 1 tablespoon of seasoning per pound of meat for a mild kick or more to increase the spiciness.
Yield: This recipe makes about 1 cup = 16 tablespoons.
For a Very Mild Blend: Add just two tablespoons of Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper. 
Extra Tip: I like to use a kitchen funnel to transfer my taco seasoning to the storage jar without spilling it.
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Please note that nutritional information is a rough estimate, and it can vary depending on the products used.


Calories: 14kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 456mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 695IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1.1mg