Taco Seasoning Ingredients measured out in a bowl

Gluten Free Taco Seasoning

Make your own homemade gluten free taco seasoning! You save a lot compared to store-bought taco seasoning packets and on top of that you get to avoid the fillers and preservatives. There is a good chance that you already have all of the taco mix ingredients needed in your spice cabinet.

Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword gluten free taco seasoning
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 for 1 pound of beef
Author Regina


  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano


  1. Measure all spices into a bowl and stir or whisk to combine.

  2. Add to 1 pound of browned ground beef together with 1/2 cup of water.

  3. If not using right away, store taco seasoning in a spice jar, small Mason jar or any other container with a tight fitting lid. Store in a cool, dry place.

Recipe Notes

One batch will season 1 pound of ground meat. Multiply this ratio as needed for your recipe or for storage.

Mild Taco Seasoning Recipe:
Omit the cayenne pepper, and substitute at least half of the chili powder with sweet paprika

Bulk Taco Seasoning:
makes 1 scant cup of seasoning for 5 pounds of beef (use 3 generous tablespoons per pound)