Taco Seasoning Recipe

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

EDIT: This is the recipe I use to make the taco seasoning in bulk and store in a glass jar:

  • 3 tbsp Himalayan pink salt
  • 3 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 3 tbsp chilli (less or more depending on tolerance)
  • 6 tbsp cumin
  • 6 tbsp garlic powder
  • 3 tsp oregano
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)
  • 1kg of beef mince
  • 1 lettuce
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 red capsicum
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 carrots
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 3 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 pack of tortillas
  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. Cut up veggies to serve.
  8. 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