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Taco Seasoning for Ground Beef

There's nothing more satisfying than using a homemade taco mix and thankfully it couldn't be easier to create. This ground beef taco seasoning is definitely a keeper!
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Seasoning
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 3 tbsp
Calories: 68kcal
Author: Chris Collins


  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp Cornflour/Cornstarch (see notes)
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper


  • Combine and store in an airtight jar until needed. This should produce ~3 tbsp of seasoning which I use for 1lb/500g of ground beef.



a) Taco seasoning with Cornstarch - if you're like me, there's nothing worse than dry taco meat. So what I tend to do is add some liquid and a little cornstarch to create a glossy kind of gravy to coat the mince. 
b) Check out my Homemade Ground Beef Tacos!
c) Calories - based on the whole amount (using cornstarch and sugar)


Serving: 3tbsp | Calories: 68kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.58g | Protein: 2.44g | Fat: 1.8g | Saturated Fat: 0.231g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.604g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.713g | Sodium: 2341mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 3.5g | Sugar: 3.17g | Vitamin A: 5800IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 4.5mg