Mexican, Spice Blends

Homemade Taco/Chili Seasoning

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


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


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.

Looking for my Beef Taco or Chili recipe, see below!

  • Beef Taco – Who doesn’t love a traditional beef taco. Top with your favorite fixings and enjoy!


  • Chili – Comfort food classic here. You can make on the stove top, crockpot or Instant Pot.


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