A taco spice blend in a mini mason jar.

Big Batch Taco Seasoning Recipe

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Taco night is always a favorite in our household. Season up your taco night with spices from the pantry. Not only does making your own taco seasoning allow you to control the ingredients and flavors, but it’s also budget friendly. This Big Batch Taco Seasoning recipe will be a pantry staple.


The great thing about making your own taco seasoning, is you can customize the flavors to suit you and your family. Below are ingredients in this recipe, followed by other spice options.

  • Chili Powder
  • Cumin
  • Paprika
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Granulated Garlic
  • Granulated Onion
  • Oregano
Spices for taco seasoning blend on wooden paddle.
Toss the packet and customize your taco spices.

If you like it spicy, add cayenne pepper instead of black pepper.

For a milder blend, omit pepper.

If you like it sweeter, add cilantro or coriander.

For a warm & rich blend, add cocoa powder and clove.

A taco seasoning packet is roughly 3 tablespoons of seasoning.

Try It On

This big batch Taco Seasoning recipe is great on all things Mexican or Tex Mex!

  • Tacos
  • Fajitas
  • Burritos
  • Mexican Lasagna
  • In Greek yogurt for a dip
  • Whisked in lime juice and olive oil for a dressing

Recipes to Try it On

Tex-Mex Salad with Creamy Dressing

Green Chili Crustless Quiche

Sweet Potato Nourish Bowl with Avocado Dressing

Salsa Verde Chicken Soup

Tex-Mex Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip

A taco seasoning blend in a mini mason jar.
Make a batch of taco seasoning so you always have it on hand for taco night.

Why Not the Packet?

Taco seasoning packets contain more than just the spices. Here is an ingredient list from a popular packet at stores near you:

Yellow Corn Flour, Spices, Salt, Maltodextrin, Paprika, Modified Corn Starch, Onion Powder, Sugar, Garlic Powder, Citric Acid, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Natural Flavors, Caramel Color

Store-bought taco seasoning packets often contain additives, preservatives, and excess sodium. By crafting your own blend, you can skip the unnecessary ingredients and tailor the flavors to your preferences.

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A taco spice blend in a mini mason jar.

Big Batch Taco Seasoning

Sara Walkenbach
Make your own taco seasoning without the added preservatives. Completely customizable, make it spicy or mild.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Spice Blend
Cuisine American, Mexican, Tex Mex
Servings 4 servings (taco packets)
Calories 33 kcal


  • 2 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tbsp Cumin
  • 1 tbsp Smoked Paprika or regular
  • 2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper black or cayenne
  • 2 tsp Granulated Garlic or powder
  • 2 tsp Granulated Onion or powder
  • 1 tsp Oregano dried


  • Measure out spices in bowl. Whisk together. Pour in jar with lid.


This is equivalent to 4 taco packets. 
A taco packet is equal to 3 tablespoons of taco spice.
2-3 Tablespoons of seasoning is perfect for 1 pound of meat.
Typically, with a taco packet, water is added. This creates a sauce because there is some kind of thickening agent in the packet. This can be accomplished with this seasoning mix by whisking 1/2 tbs corn starch and 1/2 cup cold water in a cup and adding to 1# of meat.


Calories: 33kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.4gSodium: 1234mgPotassium: 186mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 2078IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 47mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Big Batch Taco Seasoning, Fajita Seasoning, Make your own
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