– Ben Martens

Taco Seasoning

What is in those magic packets of taco seasoning that you get in the store? It’s probably stuff that you already have in your spice cabinet. I’ve started making my own and I love it because I can tweak the balance to be just what I want. I make up enough for three or four times and keep it in the cabinet. Here’s the basic recipe but you should adjust it to your liking.


  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper