Making your own taco seasoning is easy peasy! You’ll wonder why you haven’t done it before. 

And the best part? You can change it up. Like more garlic? Add more.
Want it spicy? Add some chilli. 

You start with 5 spices, a bit of salt and a bit of cornflour.

My recipe is as follows – chop and change as you see fit. 

3 tsp smoked paprika {or chilli powder}
6 tsp garlic powder
7 tsp ground cumin
4 tsp paprika
3 tsp mixed herbs
3 tsp salt* 
2 tsp cornflour {optional}

Mix all together in a bowl and store in an air tight jar.

This makes about 8 Tbs of seasoning, and I usually use about 1 Tbs per 500g of mince, so this will last you a little while :o}

When cooking, add a good dollop of tomato paste and some water to the desired consistency. Some like their tacos saltier {like hubby} and so add salt to your taste. I add chilli just to mine since the kiddos aren’t keen :o} 

I always add pureed veg to our taco meat – carrot, celery, zucchini and spinach and my kids are none-the-wiser. When doing this though I will often add another 1/2 – 1 tsp of seasoning while cooking after giving it a bit of a taste. This is great especially for kids like my Noah who won’t put lettuce, tomato or salsa on their tacos! 

The first time you make this, it might be more expensive than buying a packet mix, depending on how many of the spices you don’t already have. But it works out to be much cheaper in the end, up to 8 dinners if using 1 Tbs per dinner. I buy my spices in bulk also which makes it even cheaper. :o}

Happy Taco Seasoning Making!


*{better if you use unrefined salt like pink himalayan or pink murray river but I had run out!}