What’s For Dinner? Tacos with Homemade Seasoning

Mmm.  Real, delicious food. 

When I can, I really try to make my own food.  I have this thing with fake food and fillers as ingredients.   But my kids really love Taco night, and I would resist it because I hated those ready-made, super salty seasoning packets.  But then I thought why couldn’t I make my own seasoning?  I was sure there was a recipe out there for that…

So here is what I found and put together.  It is delish!  Honestly, these were the best tacos we have ever had!  And so easy because I had all the ingredients on hand.  Give it a try!


Tacos with Homemade Taco Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder (I didn’t use this, I just browned onions with the beef)
  • ½ tsp salt
  1. This is enough seasoning for about 1-2 lbs of ground beef.
  2. Just add it to the beef after it has been browned and drained.


That’s it!  So flavourful!


  1. Thanks for the recipe!! I’ve got all that stuff in the pantry, so no more premade packets for me!

  2. This was a big hit at our house! I subbed the onion powder for minced onions and simmered the cooked beef and spices in a little broth until it condensed and the onions were nice and hydrated. I personally think it tastes better than the Lawry’s Brand. Thank you so much for posting!


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