Homemade Taco/Chili Seasoning

Tacos and Chili, two classics prepared in most kitchens on regular rotation. When I’m making both, I prefer to make my own versus buying a seasoning package from the store. That’s because no additives are included, I know the spices used, I can control spice levels and add additional spice based on my likes. I like heat and I ❤️ cumin, so I would suggest removing the ancho chile pepper and maybe some of the cumin, if you’d prefer a mild spice mix closer to the store package.

I makes modifications from time to time and I do tend to use the same spice blend (or pretty close) for both dishes. Two, spice levels can vary based on the age and quality of your spices, so keep that in mind 👍


  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 2TSB cumin
  • 1TBS paprika
  • 2tsp onion powder
  • 1tsp garlic powder
  • 1tsp cayenne powder
  • 1tsp ancho chile pepper
  • 4tsp sea salt
  • 2tsp ground black pepper
I love my salt 🐷


1. Add all ground spices to a mixing bowl.

2. Whisk the spices until well combined.

3. Store the seasoning in an airtight container in a dry and cool place.

Note: 2 tablespoons of this seasoning mix equals about one packet of store bought seasoning mix.


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