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white bowl filled with Taco Seasoning

Taco Seasoning (aka Mexican Seasoning)

  • Author: (By Lee Clayton Roper)
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: Makes just shy of 1 cup
  • Category: seasonings, Mexican, southwestern
  • Diet: Low Salt


Homemade Taco Seasoning is the best! So easy to prepare with a mix of chili powder, cumin, garlic, cayenne pepper – and I add paprika, too.



  • 1/2 cup chili powder
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together all ingredients. Store in an air tight container.


A trick we learned from cousin and fabulous home gourmet Jim Kidwell is to use a blend of various chili powders – chipotle, ancho, hot, etc. You can find them with the Mexican food in major grocery stores, at farmer’s markets and specialty spice stores.

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