Taco Seasoning

Taco seasoning blend with chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, garlic and onion powder, oregano, and crushed red pepper.

This homemade taco seasoning is a delicious blend of warm, smoky, and savory flavors. The combination of chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, and oregano creates a rich, earthy base, while the garlic and onion powder add depth and aroma. A touch of heat from the crushed red pepper flakes and a hint of salt and black pepper round out the seasoning, making it the perfect addition to any Mexican-inspired dish. Whether you’re making tacos, burritos, or fajitas, this seasoning will take your meal to the next level.


  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


Combining Ingredients: In a small mixing bowl, add chili powder, ground cumin, smoked paprika, sea salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, and crushed red pepper flakes.

Mixing the Seasoning: Whisk the ingredients together until well blended. Ensure there are no lumps or clumps.

Storing: Transfer the seasoning blend to an airtight container or spice jar.

Usage: Sprinkle the seasoning generously over your desired taco fillings or meats before cooking to impart a rich and authentic flavor.

Tip: This homemade taco seasoning can be a base for various dishes beyond tacos, such as fajitas, burritos, or even sprinkled on roasted veggies. Store in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.