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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 Time2 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time2 mins
Course: Seasoning
Cuisine: Mexican, Tex Mex
Servings: 3 tbsp
Calories: 68kcal
Cost: £1.50 / $2


  • Small Pot
  • Measuring Spoons


  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 - 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) For recipes to use this spice mix check out my Ground Beef Gnocchi Nachos, Taco Pasta Bake and 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