Homemade Taco Seasoning

Adjust the cumin to increase the heat. We’ve only used this on chicken, so I’m not sure how well it works on beef. Let me know!


Makes enough for over 6 lbs of meat.


  • 6 T (3/8 c) Chili Powder
  • 4 T (1/4 c) Garlic Powder
  • 6 T (3/8 c) Dried Minced Onion
  • 4 T (1/4 c) Oregano
  • 2 T (1/8 c) Paprika
  • 16 T (1 c) Cumin
  • 12 T (3/4 c) Salt
  • 6 T (3/8 c) Black Pepper
  • 6 T (3/8 c) Onion Powder


In the crockpot, use 3/8 c of mix and 1/2 c of water for every lb of meat you’re cooking. See the Chicken Taco post for more information. You made need to adjust the amount of water if cooking on the stove.

Store your leftover seasoning in an airtight jar. I use an old plastic peanut butter jar with proportions for different amounts of meat written on it.

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