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Homemade Taco Seasoning Mild: Taco seasoning spices in a glass jar on a marble countertop

Quick DIY Taco Seasoning for Ground Turkey & Beef

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  • Author: Laney Schwartz
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1/2 cup 1x
  • Cuisine: Mexican Inspired


Miles better than any store-bought taco mix, this homemade taco seasoning blends the right ratio of a select few spices to produce a freshest taco seasoning for ground turkey and ground beef. It only takes a few minutes to throw together, and is a DIY seasoning staple for cooked ground meats in my household!


  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 ½  teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 ½  teaspoons paprika
  • 1 ½  teaspoons cumin


  1. Add all the ingredients to a bowl and whisk gently until well combined. Store in an airtight jar or container for up to 6 months. Yields between ⅓ – ½ cup. Can easily double or triple the recipe to make more!