Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Whenever possible I love making our food from scratch. Labels with “fake” ingredients in them, always make me wonder. I much prefer to know what my family and I are eating. Trust me we still eat our fair share of packaged food, but I try whenever possible to make our food from scratch.

For the longest time I have had trouble finding a homemade taco seasoning that wasn’t too spicy, yet flavorful enough to please everyone. Well, I finally did just that. I have played around with the ratios of the seasonings for quite some time and I think I finally nailed it. Lately, we have been having tacos at least once a week. Taco night is always a hit in our house. Unlimited chips, who wouldn’t love it?!

Healthy Ground Beef Tacos


  • 1 pound ground beef (I use extra lean – 96/4 or 93/7)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2/3 cup water


  1. Brown the ground beef in a skillet, drain the fat, transfer meat back to pan (many times I skip this step simply because it’s an extra step and the beef we use is quite lean so there isn’t much to drain)
  2. Add the seasonings and water
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, simmer on medium for 5-10 minutes
  4. Enjoy in tacos, nachos, salads, etc.

Healthy Nacho Recipe

Notes: This seasoning works well with chicken, pork and steak as well. The possibilities are endless. It’s simply a great seasoning.

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