Tasty Taco Seasoning & Taco Salad

taco seasoning collage2taco tuesdayIt’s Taco Tuesday!

Sometimes Tuesday feels like Monday and I need something Quick for dinner!  Tacos are the perfect solution!  I will NEVER buy the packs of seasoning again when I can easily, cheaply, and healthfully (I know this may not be a word, ha!) make my own!

Make a salad or use a  romaine lettuce leaves as your shell! Either way, it will be delicious! Also, you can use leftover pork

salsa chipsTry you Taco Salad with chips & salsa.

Use this same blend in my Taco Soup! Enjoy!

Tasty Taco Seasoning

Makes 6 tbsp seasoning

2 tbsp chili powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon paprika

1 tbsp ground cumin

2 teaspoon sea salt

2 teaspoon black pepper


Mix ingredients in bowl and store in airtight container.

Taco Salad

2 lbs ground meat (grass-fed beef, chicken, turkey deer or bison will work)

1/2 cup water

6 tablespoons homemade Taco seasoning (see recipe above)

Crunch Chips



Lettuce/spinach, diced tomato, avocado, lime wedges, chopped cilantro, good quality cheese, REAL sour cream, Salsa, olives, jalapeno slices, guacamole


Brown meat in pan.  Drain off any fat and return meat to pan on low heat. Add taco seasonings and water. Stir and taste for seasoning. Add more taco seasoning if desired.

Serve seasoned meat with your favorite toppings.


Lettuce Boats with leftover pulled pork, taco seasoning & avocado


  1. says

    Thank you so much for sharing this! When I used to make tacos with the seasoning packets I always feel sick afterwards. I very much appreciate the taco recipe! this way I know all the ingredients I’m putting into my body and feeding my family… and I’m sure the flavor rocks! ;)

  2. Nicole says

    This is delicious! I have tried several homemade taco seasoning recipes and I always felt like something was missing so had given up on them and kept buying the store bought seasoning. Thankfully, my mom decided to try your recipe when I was visiting her. We loved it! Now I don’t have to buy the store bought version.

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