Homemade Mexican Beef Taco Seasoning

Homemade Mexican Beef Taco Seasoning

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Mexican Taco Seasoning

Homemade Mexican Beef Taco Seasoning

Taco Tuesday - or any day of the week - is a family favorite. You have the tortillas, you have the meat and all other ingredients, but you're out of store-bought seasoning. Fear not! You have all the ingredients you need in your pantry to make this homemade Mexican beef taco seasoning, and the rest, you've done before.
Heat it up with more chili powder or jalapeño slices on the tacos. Start to end everything takes about 25 minutes to enjoy tacos with the fam!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 to 6 people


  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion minced
  • 1 cup tomato sauce canned is fine
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tbsp chili powder - double to add heat
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt more to taste
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp ground cumin


  • In a saucepan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Saute the onions until translucent and add the ground beef. Brown beef for 2-3 minutes, stirring and crumbling larger chunks to finer bits.
  • Mix all spices in a bowl by hand, and add to the sizzling meat. Mix well and, and cook covered for 2-3 minutes until fragrant. Add the tomato sauce and 1/4 cup water, stir and let simmer. Stir the mixture every 2-3 minutes and cover again each time - for about 15-20 minutes overall.
  • Enjoy with tortillas and your favorite toppings.
Keyword Jalapeño, Mexican, Spices, Taco
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