When I buy ground beef, I always buy 3 or more pounds.

I use some for Pasta or burgers and am usually left with about a pound. I sometimes use this extra pound for tacos.

Seeing as how I don’t usually plan on making tacos until last minute, I NEVER have taco seasoning. I do, however, have a well stocked pantry.

It’s super easy to make on your own!



  • 1 TBSP chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp Onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper



  1. Mix everything together in a small bowl; store in an air tight container


I enjoy garlic/onion, so I add a bit more. You can substitute the crushed red pepper flakes for a smaller amount of cayenne pepper.

When adding to ground beef, add 1/3 cup of water.

Enjoy. 🙂