Taco Mix - An Easy-to-Make, All-Purpose
Blend For All Your Favourite Fillings

For the best flavours you're going to need a quality taco mix when making homemade tacos! Of course, you could always buy a commercial brand but as this one is super simple to do, I recommend you give it a go. There's also a short slideshow below demonstrating exactly how I made it. (See the bottom of the page for more of my homemade seasonings and blend recipes)

What You'll Need: (makes about 7 tablespoons)

2 tbsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp dried marjoram
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp paprika powder
4 tsp dried chervil
4 tsp chili powder
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp salt (see note 2)

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon


  • Finely grind the cumin seeds and salt
  • Once ground add to a bowl
  • Add the chili, garlic, onion and paprika powders to the bowl and combine
  • Finally, crumble in the dried marjoram and chervil. Combine again

Store your taco seasoning recipe in an airtight jar in a cool place out of direct sunlight. Use within 3 months.

Note: If you have the time, dry toasting the cumin seeds before grinding and combining with the other ingredients may be something to think about. The heat from the toasting process releases the most fabulous flavours and aromas from the spices.

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Note 2: You could use any salt for this recipe, however, I do recommend using one of a good quality: sea/rock/kosher/flakes etc as these are a bit healthier, a bit less processed and I think add better flavours to your seasonings and therefore your home cooking. However you can use good old table salt (as I sometimes do) if that's all you have available.

Ingredient Note:
 If you don't have cumin seeds to hand, just use pre-ground and reduce the quantity the recipe requires by half. So instead of 2 tablespoons of whole seeds you would use 1 tablespoon of pre-ground cumin and stir in with the other powders when making.

A Step-by-Step Instructional Video

Here's a slideshow of how I made a version of the above taco mix. The ingredients may be slightly different but the process is exactly the same. If you enjoyed it, you can click the subscribe button in the bottom right corner in the video, OR click the subscribe link below the video...

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