Taco Seasoning Recipes - Fab Flavours and Mouthwatering Aromas For Your Tacos

Homemade taco seasoning recipes are really quick and easy-to-make! And by doing it yourself you can vary the ingredients depending on what filling you are making. This version is a fairly spicy one I tend to use for my meaty fillings. See the bottom of the page for a couple of others.

Note: I use whole peppercorns, cumin and fennel seeds for this recipe. If you don't have these use pre-ground powders and reduce the quantities in the recipe by half. So for 2 tablespoons of cumin seeds you would use 1 tablespoon of pre-ground cumin powder. Reduce the peppercorns and fennel by half as well if you don't have whole.

Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipes

What You'll Need: (makes about 12 tablespoons) 

3 tbsp chili powder 
2 tbsp smoked paprika 
2 tbsp cumin seeds 
2 tbsp dried oregano
2 tbsp dried thyme 
1 tbsp black peppercorns
3-4 tsp cayenne pepper
3-4 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp fennel seeds

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon


  • Grind the salt, thyme, peppercorns, cumin and fennel seeds
  • Sieve into a bowl. Regrind any bits that don't sieve
  • Stir in the chili, pre-ground paprika, cayenne, onion and garlic
  • Crumble in the oregano and combine thoroughly

Store your taco spice in an airtight container out of direct sunlight. Use within 3 months before making a fresh amount.

Note: If you have the time, dry toasting the fennel, cumin and peppercorns before cooling and grinding will add even more flavours to your finished seasoning.

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