Well, not really but it is time to make more taco seasoning.  Yes, my quest to keep things fresh using ingredients I can pronounce also includes seasonings.  So, I make my own Taco Seasoning which I use for tacos as well as Quesadillas.  It never goes bad and to boot, it tastes delicious.  You can tell it’s fresh and not out of a packet.  Truly, you can.

And to top all that off, I found these adorable spice jars at Target the other day.spicejars  They have chalkboard labels on top and on the front so you can use and reuse to suit your needs.  Isn’t that a fabulous idea?  The harder part was finding a chalk pen which I did find at Jo-Ann’s.

Now, to fill that spice jar with the Taco Seasonings.  Here is the recipe.  You can’t go wrong with this one – I always have it on hand as you never know when you’re going to crave Mexican!

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Taco Seasoning

  • Author: Patti Peterson
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1/2 cup 1x
  • Category: Seasonings and Condiments



  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  1. 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. Yields about 2¾ tablespoons.
  2. To use: Use about 2 tablespoons of the taco seasoning for every 1 pound of meat. Use more or less depending on your preference. Brown meat and drain the fat. Add your taco seasoning along with about ½ cup of water. Simmer and stir until water is absorbed. If you want more of a sauce throw in about 2 tablespoons of flour with the water.