Taco Seasoning

Sometimes buying prepackaged store bought items can provide a convenience.  I’ll give you that.  But not when it comes at the cost of my families health.  The first ingredient in packaged taco seasoning is Maltodextrin, which has MSG in it.  And if you look further down the label MSG is listed AGAIN.

What?   Why?

If you have 3 minutes you can make it yourself AND store it in the pantry just like the packaged ones.  It tastes better, you get to control the amount of the ingredients so if you like your tacos a little spicier then add some more chili powder or black pepper.  If you like it more mild then scale it back a bit.

Best part?  NO MSG!


Taco Seasoning



  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp course sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper


  1. Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container

Recipe Source:  HappilyUnprocessed.com
I used all organic ingredients when making this recipe and hope you do too!  🙂

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  1. Looks great

    Can you please tell me how many pounds of meat that is for

    Thanks so much

  2. I didn’t realize how many added chemicals were added into something as simple as taco seasoning. Why do they do that? And they always have too much salt. I really liked the taste of this taco mix and I like that I can change it next time to my tastes. It was really good

  3. How much seasoning do you use?

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