Homemade Taco Seasoning

I love taco seasoning. I use it all the time to make lots of Mexican type dinners. I also find it to be a great way to use up chicken. Toss some seasoning and simmer a bit – perfect for a quicky meal. However I recently started paying attention to the sodium in my food. That stuff is in EVERYTHING. I was devastated when I read the back of my trusty seasoning jug. Gulp. Surely there was a way I could get the yummy taco flavoring without all the added salt.

Hooray! I found one. This seasoning is every bit as delicious and versatile as the store-bought variety, but you control the ingredients. No salt to be found.

Add your spices to an airtight container. I re-used my old (empty…that’s how much I use this stuff) McCormick container.

Shake it up. Looks just like the real thing – huh? Tastes even better!

Homemade Taco Seasoning
from $5 Dinners

  • 1 part chili powder
  • 1 part ground cumin
  • 1 part garlic powder
  • 1 part onion powder
  • 1/4 – 1/2 part crushed red pepper


  1. Mix all the spices together and store in an airtight container.
  2. Use sparingly. Or liberally!
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