Homemade Taco Meat Seasoning Recipe With or Without Salt, Delicious!

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It seems to have become quite popular to make your own seasonings these days. Whether it’s to have less processed foods in your diet or to save money, making your own seasonings is a great option! There are a ton of Homemade taco meat seasoning recipes out there and each one is just a bit different. Mine is no exception! I’ve developed it to the taste of my family and you can certainly do the same.

For all my gluten-free friends…

This homemade taco meat seasoning is gluten-free!! ♥

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I’ll spare you the usual “questionable ingredients” in a store-bought taco seasoning packet. Chances are you found my recipe because this is something you already know and care about. 🙂

You will need 9 spices to make this homemade taco meat seasoning.

All of which are readily available in most homes. With the possible exception of ground coriander and chipotle powder. You can leave them out but keep in mind these two ingredients add TONS of flavor.

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That is where I get my ground coriander! I stopped buying chipotle powder like a hundred years ago and started making my own. Nothing more than smoked jalapeños!

You can find my DIY Chipotle spice here!

Which chili powder makes the best homemade taco meat seasoning?

This one! In my humble opinion. It’s my favorite. ♥

You can use your favorite chili powder of course.

I am partial to Colorado chili. What can I say? Isn’t it beautiful?

Salt or no salt?

My homemade taco meat seasoning can be made both ways. With salt or without salt. Either way, it is full of flavor and absolutely delicious! It is completely up to you.

I personally like to add pink Himalayan sea salt. You can buy a big bag on Amazon at a very reasonable price!

Mix up all your ingredients

and store your taco meat seasoning in an airtight container.

Homemade taco meat seasoning

You can add all the ingredients right in the jar you’re going to store it in, place a lid on it, and shake it up. A little fork action might also help to get it started.

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How to use your taco meat seasoning…

Brown your meat. Add taco seasoning along with 1/4 cup of water. Simmer for about 5 minutes.

**Use 1-2 tablespoons of seasoning per 1 pound of meat. Start with one tablespoon and see how you like it. I usually do 1 and 1/2 tablespoons.**

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Leigh Ann ♥

homemade taco meat seasoning

Homemade Taco Meat Seasoning Printable Recipe

Super tasty taco seasoning that you can whip up in a jiffy!
3 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Seasoning
Cuisine Mexican


  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp crushed red pepper flake
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle powder **Link to homemade chipotle powder recipe above**
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp sea salt **THE SALT IS COMPLETELY OPTIONAL** There is a ton of flavor even without the salt. It is a great salt-free option. ♥


  • Combine all ingredients into a jar with a lid and give it a good shake until fully combined.
  • To make tacos: Brown your meat. Add 1-2 tbsp seasoning along with 1/4 cup water. Simmer for about 5 minutes.
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Leigh Ann Schooley is the owner and founder of Making My Abode, a blog dedicated to helping homemakers live well and simply on one income. She is a believer, wife, and mother of three with more than sixteen years of homemaking experience. Leigh Ann is the recipient of the Wife of The Year award eighteen years running. She has also won the Mother of The Year award every year for the past sixteen years. She is a Colorado native raised by her dad who taught her almost everything she knows. Leigh Ann lives with her husband and family in Colorado.

6 comments on “Homemade Taco Meat Seasoning Recipe With or Without Salt, Delicious!

  1. Thank you for this! We eat taco seasoned meat at least once a week and I prefer gluten free and less processed spice options. I can’t wait to try this concoction!

  2. 3 stars
    This looks amazing!! I love my mexican sort of smoky, so I imagine the chipotle offers just that!! Looking forward to trying your recipe

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