Taco Seasoning Recipe

2013 paleo homemade taco seasoning

Making your own taco seasoning is super simple and tastes even better than the ones from the packet!

Taco Seasoning Recipe
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Recipe type: Self serve
Serves: 6
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tsp macadamia oil (or preferred oil)
  1. Combine all spices with the exception of the garlic.
  2. Finely chop onion and prepare garlic for crushing.
  3. Heat oil on a med-low heat in a large frying pan. Add onion and cook until translucent.
  4. Crush garlic into fry pan and stir for a minute or so.
  5. Add your preferred meat and cook until browned.
  6. Add spices and stir for a couple of minutes until well combined.
  7. Serve in lettuce or tortilla wraps with your fave veggies and salad.
I used 1kg of beef mince with these spices, so if you are cooking only 500 grams and don't like your tacos too spicy, I would recommend halving the ingredients.


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I have had requests for the original recipe I had here for Taco Seasoning. This one isn’t Paleo or gluten free but it is very tasty as well:

Taco Seasoning


  • 4 tbsps plain flour
  • 1 tsp dried minced garlic
  • 3 tbsps chili powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1.5 tbsp ground cumin
  • 3 tsp salt


  1. In a bowl combine and mix all the ingredients well.
  2. Transfer to a clean (dry) jar with airtight lid. This makes approx 1/2 cup of taco seasoning.
  3. When making tacos, add 3 tbsps of this seasoning to the meat, stir in, then add 3/4 cup of water to the meat and cook for a couple of minutes until excess liquid is simmered away.

If you need step by step instructions on cooking tacos for a meal, you can download the word document – Tacos Recipe

If you would like to make your own salsa, you can find my recipe for that here: Easy Salsa Recipe.

Family Menu Plan For The Week

This is what our family is having this week:

Baking: Banana Cake

Monday: Potato and Leek Soup

Tuesday: Porcupine Meatballs

Wednesday: Left Overs

Thursday: Beef Stir Fry with Asian Greens

Friday: Baked Penne With Bacon

Saturday: Tacos

Sunday: Lamb Chops With Steamed Vegetables

If you like the look of this family menu plan, then you might like to use The Planning With Kids Free Menu Planner. With the menu planner you can select your meals for the week and print our your own shopping list.

Free Menu Planner
For more menu planning ideas head on over to Laura’s place at “I’m an Organizing Junkie“.


  1. says

    Hi Nicole, is it cumin or paprika? I just saw you mentioned both. I haven’t made tacos in ages, might have to give them a whirl as I know the kids would love them.

    Just made some pumpkin soup today myself, certainly the weather for it at the moment!

  2. says

    My family is living on a very tight budget so I’m always interested in economical, healthy recipes and grocery shopping tips. I just love MPM!
    Looks like your family is going to have some delicious meals.

  3. Fleur Morgan-Payler says

    I am interested to know if you can use the Homemade Taco Seasoning in the Mexibake recipe? If so, how much seasoning do you add? Is it 3 tablespoons?


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    Spicy mouth spicy mouth!

    Thought I’d give making my own taco seasoning a go, using the Taco seasoing recipe from Planning with Kids I read this week.

    Eeps. I’m such a wuss. Will definitely have to put less in or less chili powder next tim…

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