DIY Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

A #DIY homemade taco seasoning mix with a kick! -

Tacos are a go-to meal around here. You can easily add taco seasoning to leftover shredded chicken, beef, beans, and even fish – it’s a quick and easy way to use leftover meat and still have a full meal for the family.

This taco seasoning is our favorite. We’ve used it for years and love that it doesn’t include cornstarch (those with candida need to avoid starches) and other additives that raise red flags for those who need to be gluten-free.

Homemade Taco Seasoning (gluten-free, candida-diet)
4 Tbs. chili powder
2 Tbs. cumin
1 Tbs. celtic sea salt
1 Tbs. black pepper
2 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

1. Combine all spices and mix thoroughly.
2. Use 2 Tablespoons per pound of meat.

Note: 2 Tablespoons equal one store-bought taco seasoning package.


Try our Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix in these delicious recipes

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Tortilla Soup

Mexican Corn & Potato Chowder

Homemade Taco Seasoning


  • Sharon K

    Reply Reply November 2, 2014

    I have just recently learned that I have a food sensitivity to chili pepper. How can one make a good taco seasoning without chili powder? I was so bummed, tacos are one of our favorites.

    • Paula

      Reply Reply November 5, 2014

      A friend of mine writes at Worth Cooking and she has a recipe you might be able to try:

      • Sharon K

        Reply Reply November 5, 2014

        Thank you so much. I am anxious to give it a try.

    • Tami

      Reply Reply January 5, 2015

      Check out and look up homemade taco seasoning. She does not have chili powder in hers. 🙂

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