Have you ever stopped to look at what is in a packet of taco seasoning mix?

Since we have drasticaly reduced processed foods in our house I gettruley scared reading the back of food packets these days.  Even a bottle of dried herbs is not 100% dried herbs!

Not to mention the costs of prepackaged spice mixes.  Most are so simple to make and keep for ages.  I know I would rather know what’s going in to my food by making it myself. And it really only does take a few minutes to shake these delicious seasonings together!

Being that my husband is a bit of a Mexican food freak, this easy taco seasoning mix is a staple at our place.  While we don’t eat corn chips or traditional corn tortillas, it certainly spices up our mince dishes with the flavours and aromas of a mexican cantina!

This recipe only takes a couple minutes to put together and costs less than buying pre-packaged taco seasoning. It also has less salt and no artificial additives or preservatives.

Home-made Taco Seasoning

Home-made Taco Seasoning


  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients in an airtight container and shake well to combine.

  2. Use 2 - 3 tablespoons per 500g of ground beef (use more or less according to individual taste preferences).

  3. This recipe can also be made in larger batches.

  4. Store unused amounts in an air tight container for up to 6 months.