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Best Beef Taco Seasoning Recipe

My beef taco seasoning recipe is an easy homemade taco seasoning you can mix in minutes using a few staple pantry spices!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Seasoning
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef taco seasoning, homemade taco seasoning, how to make taco seasoning, taco seasoning for beef
Servings: 3 pounds of meat
Calories: 57kcal


  • 1 bowl for mixing seasoning


  • 3 Tablespoons Chili Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Garlic Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Dried Chopped Onion
  • 1 Tablespoon Coarse Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Paprika
  • Salt to taste


  • Add all ingredients to a bowl and stir to mix together thoroughly.
    taco seasoning ingredients in bowls next to meat
  • Season taco meat after draining grease by adding to the pan and simmering for several minutes in the seasoning. If not draining, you can add the seasoning as the beef cooks.
    Seasoning taco meat with beef taco seasoning


  • My beef taco seasoning recipe pairs perfectly with my Crockpot Taco Meat.
  • This recipe makes enough to use with 3 pounds of ground beef, and can be safely stored in an airtight jar, indefinitely, as you would store any other seasoning.
  • If you want to make only enough for 1 pound of beef, use these measurements:
    • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
    • 3 teaspoons garlic powder
    • 3 teaspoons dried chopped onion
    • 1½ teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
    • 1½ teaspoon paprika
    • Salt to taste


Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.5g | Protein: 2.5g | Fat: 1.7g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 296mg | Fiber: 4.7g | Sugar: 2.4g | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg