Homemade Taco Seasoning

This delicious Homemade Taco Seasoning can be added to tacos, burritos or homemade chili. It’s also a wonderful food gift to package up for someone who loves to cook!

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Today, I’m sharing with you a very simple recipe for a delicious seasoning blend that tastes amazing in burritos, tacos or homemade chili. This was one of my most popular products when I sold homemade gourmet foods many years ago. This mix makes a great gift or for your own pantry.

You will love that there are no added preservatives and knowing exactly what is going into this recipe.

I recommend adding 3 tbsp. of this blend to one pound of ground beef for burritos or tacos. You may want to add a little more to spice it up even more. Be sure to check out this Easy Homemade Flour Tortilla Recipe. Fresh, homemade flour tortillas are a bit more work but SO delicious and a family favourite in our home.

How to make this Southwest Seasoning Recipe

In a small mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and stir well to combine. Yes! It’s that easy. Store in a glass jar in the pantry for up to six months.

Once you use this mix you won’t want to go back to the store-bought packages because it’s that good!

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Southwest Seasoning Recipe


This delicious spice blend can be added to tacos, burritos or homemade chili. A wonderful food gift to package up for someone who loves to cook!


1/3 cup chili powder

1/4 cup dehydrated minced onion

3 tbsp. dehydrated minced garlic

1 tbsp. ground cumin

2 and 1/2 tsp. dried oregano

2 tsp. pepper

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. hot pepper flakes

1/2 tsp. paprika


1. Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl and stir well to combine. 

2. Store in glass jar for up to six months.

Makes approximately 1 cup.

Use 3 to 4 tbsp. to season ground beef for burritos, tacos or homemade chili.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
  • Calories: 16
  • Sugar: 0.6 g
  • Sodium: 224 mg
  • Fat: 0.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.1 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.2 g
  • Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 0.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: Seasoning Blend

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