Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning | The Gluten-Free Homemaker

With warmer weather  we eat tacos more frequently. They are an easy stove top meal that I like to make even easier by preparing a large batch of taco meat and then freezing it for later use.

Some packaged taco seasonings contain gluten. Homemade taco seasoning is easy, economical, gluten free, and the spice can be adjusted to your taste. Mix up a batch (or a double batch) and keep it on hand for a quick and easy meal.

Most corn tortillas and hard taco shells are gluten free, but always read the labels. You can also buy gluten-free flour tortillas. Udi’s brand is our favorite.

Homemade Taco Seasoning | The Gluten-Free Homemaker

This recipe is pretty mild, which is the way we like it. Feel free to add red pepper flakes to spice it up!

Taco Seasoning
Recipe type: Other
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  1. Combine all ingredients and store in an air tight container.
  2. To use, add 1 Tablespoon (or more if you like) per one pound of cooked and drained ground beef or shredded chicken along with about ¼ cup of water. Simmer for 5 minutes.


About Linda Etherton

Linda has been gluten free since 2000 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease which propelled me into the world of gluten-free cooking and baking. I am convinced that gluten-free food can and should be delicious, and I never apologize for serving it.
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  1. Thank you for sharing your recipes. I decided to go GF last year since I was suffering every day with acid reflux. I did not want to take meds so I changed my diet. 4 lesser pant sizes, 60 lbs lighter I no longer suffer. Going GF has made me healthier and so much happier, can’t wait to try your recipes! Thanks-Lynn

  2. Do you have a recipe for homemade gf tortillas, that don’t have eggs in them? I’ve looked, and can only find ones which have eggs in them…which is more of a crepe/pancake thingy? Thanks.

  3. do you have a version incorporating the Chili Powder ingredients?

    • I’m not sure what you mean. Can you explain?

    • I am often confused by the terms. Do I use 2 Tablespoons of Cayanne chile powder in this recipe, or, 2 Tablespoons of a spice mixture called Chili Powder? There is a difference between chili powder and chile powder…
      If it is a mixture, it looks like some of the spices in the recipe would be duplicated. I was curious if you have a recipe that combines the two mixtures for those of us who don’t have Chili Powder mix on hand. Thanks!

      • Now I understand! Thanks for explaining. I used the chili powder blend of spices which is simply labeled as chili powder. You’re right that some spices are duplicated. I don’t have any suggestions if you don’t have chili powder on hand, but you could try searching for a homemade version of chili powder (I’m sure there are some out there) and then using that in place of the chili powder that’s called for in this recipe.

  4. I never really thought about it before, but we definitely make tacos more in the warmer months, too. Your seasoning mix looks great, Linda. Like you, I stopped by ready-made taco seasoning years ago and I haven’t regretted it. My recipe is super simple, but we love it. Will have to share it one day. 😉


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