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Taco seasoning is so easy and cheap to make at home! Plus, you can control what goes in your blend, making it perfect to your taste and healthier than what you get in a packet. Naturally Whole30, paleo, and vegan.

taco seasoning in a glass jar on a marble surface

Why This Recipe Is So Good

  • This homemade seasoning is so quick and easy to make and is a great way of adding flavor to your Mexican dishes.
  • This taco seasoning is whole30, vegan and paleo with no added sugar.
  • It’s much healthier and cheaper than buying store bought packaged seasoning.
  • It has a long shelf life, so it’s great to make up a big batch so that it’s there whenever you want to add flavor.

How To Use It

The taco seasoning can be rubbed directly onto meat before cooking, or added in as you are cooking in on the stove top. It’s perfect for beef, fish or chicken tacos, and can also be used for other Mexican dishes like enchiladas and burritos. It’s a great way to add flavor to soups and stews too.

A small wooden spoon in the spice mix

Why Make Your Own Seasoning Blend?

Unlike some store bought seasonings, my homemade version is suitable if you are following Whole30 or if you are vegan, paleo, low carb or dairy-free. Pre-packaged spice mixes can contain dextrose, silicon dioxide, oil and ethoxyquin and other additives that you don’t need!

My homemade version only contains natural ingredients with no added sugar.

Making your own taco seasoning is not only super easy and healthier, but it will also save you money! This basic recipe can easily be adjusted to your preferences, too. Add a bit more chili if you prefer things on the hot side, or more oregano if you prefer an herbier taco seasoning.

Chef’s Tips

  • We like using 2 tablespoons per 1 pound of ground beef for really flavorful meat, but you can use less if you’re adverse to spices, or even more if you love a little kick in your meal.
  • Check that your spices aren’t stale before using them. Rub a little between your fingers and if it doesn’t produce an aroma, buy more spice!
  • Store the spice in an airtight container, and the mix will be useable for up to 4 months.
  • This recipe is easily doubled, so if you are a fan of Mexican food amke a big batch so it’s always on hand.
Spice mix on a wooden spoon

More Whole30 Mexican-Style Recipes

Recipe By: Cheryl Malik
5 from 2 votes

Whole30 Taco Seasoning

Prep 5 minutes
Cook 0 minutes
Total 5 minutes
Taco seasoning is so easy and cheap to make at home! Plus, you can control what goes in your blend, making it perfect to your taste and healthier than what you get in a packet. Naturally Whole30, paleo, and vegan.
2 servings



  • In a small bowl, mix together chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper. Store in an airtight container.
  • Use 2 tablespoons taco seasoning per every one pound of ground beef.
  • Recipe yields approximately 5 tablespoons of taco seasoning, or 2 ½ servings at 2 tablespoons each.

Approximate Information for One Serving

Serving Size: 2tablespoonsCalories: 23calProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 2332mgPotassium: 240mgTotal Carbs: 3gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gNet Carbs: 1gVitamin A: 654IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 51mgIron: 3mg
Nutrition Disclaimers
Number of total servings shown is approximate. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed, not including any optional ingredients. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by the desired number of servings. Result will be the weight of one serving.

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  1. The flavors are good, but two teaspoons of salt was far too much for me (which is saying a lot).

  2. I made this spice mix for nachos, which I’ve never made before. My husband is raving about how these are the BEST nachos he has ever had bc of how fantastic the spicy meat is. Thank you for this great recipe!5 stars

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