The Perfect Taco Meat

The Perfect Taco Meat

The Perfect Taco Meat

Not a recipe for tacos, but a recipe for the perfect taco seasoning, made with organic spices!

In the past year we have started to prioritize our health more & more! This starts with knowing where your food comes from and knowing what's in it! Sure, it’s much easier to eat pre-made frozen food, or  to eat out… it’s much easier to grab meat when you’re already at the grocery store rather than purchasing from a local small business… but do you know what you’re eating?

We decided to ditch easy and focus on what’s good & right for our bodies. This led us to perfecting our homemade taco seasoning (using organic spices) rather than the EASY premade seasoning packets you can buy at the grocery store! This blog will be short, but we hope you enjoy this taco seasoning and it leads you to making healthier choices for yourself and your family!


You can't have Taco Tuesday without Taco Leftovers Thursday!

It had been YEARS since we had hard shell tacos. But it came to mind and there's no easier dinner than this! Plus we love using our leftovers for lunch salads throughout the week!

This was a last minute meal… so we didn’t have any taco seasoning packets on hand. At first I was annoyed because I wanted quick and easy, but I turned to my spice cabinet and got to mixing… personally, I think this was wayyy better than my usual packet seasoning. 

There’s nothing strange in this mixture, you likely have all the spices in your cabinet already! But, when you run out, I would encourage you to buy organic spices next time you’re restocking! A lot of times, food powder substances have a dangerous additive called ‘Silicon Dioxide’ in it used to prevent clumping. 

All you need for this seasoning is chili powder, cumin, paprika, oregano, salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. The measurements I’m going to share are for seasoning 1 lb of hamburger meat.

Once you’ve made the perfect taco meat using our seasoning measurements you can enjoy tacos, taco salad, taco bowls & so much more!


The Perfect Taco Seasoning

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

*makes enough seasoning to season 1 lb ground beef*


  • 1 TBSP chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp onion powder


  1. Mix all the seasonings together in a small bowl.
  2. Use to season 1 lb of ground beef.


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