Taco Mix

I like to make my own taco mix. It is super simple and I control the ingredients. So many packaged mixes have added sugar and other stabilizers and preservatives that I would like to avoid. 

I make this taco mix in a big batch use it to make traditional beef tacos, chicken tacos, or sprinkle it with mashed avocados and lime juice for a quick guacamole. 

Click here to use the taco mix to make ground beef tacos.

Click here to use the taco mix to make instant pot chicken tacos. 

Taco Mix

Taco Mix

Yield: 3 Cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This taco mix is very versatile. I use it to make beef taco meat, chicken tacos. and guacamole. Use 2 Tablespoons of mix for every pound of meat.


  • 1 ½ cups Chili Powder
  • ¾ cup Ground Cumin
  • ¼ cup Paprika
  • 2 Tablespoons Garlic Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Onion Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Oregano
  • 2 teaspoons Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes


  1. In a quart mason jar, add all the ingredients.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Cover with lid and store in a cool, dark place (like a cabinet.)


To make beef taco meat, follow this recipe.

To make chicken tacos, follow this recipe.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 96 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 11Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 59mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and may not be completely accurate.

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Marie Fiebach is a married mother of four active kids. She helps busy families plan and execute weeknight dinner so they can recapture a little calm in the crazy. You can see her every week on KAKE TV’s Good Morning Kakeland or listen to the Feed Your Family Tonight Podcast.