I could absolutely eat Mexican/ Tex Mex food all day everyday. We went to Cabo San Lucas on our honeymoon without even thinking about what the food would be like… HOLY COW. It was heaven. Gourmet nachos for breakfast… For a non-breakfast-lover but major-mexican-food-lover like myself, it was heaven.

So when starting a food blog, clearly I need to start at the beginning: Mexican Food. And what is at the base of every Mexican meal? Taco Seasoning. Why should you go out of your way to make homemade taco seasoning when you can just buy it in a nifty little baggie when and only when you want to make tacos? Well, a lot of times those nifty little baggies contain lots of possibly harmful ingredients. They can contain whey, sugar, and potato or corn starch, all of which are off limits for a Whole30. They can even contain autolyzed yeast extract, another name for MSG (yikes!), and of course preservatives and colorings. And “Natural Flavors”– hello?? Can you please tell me what “flavors” you’re referring to….?

So while everything on that list isn’t going to kill you on the spot, if you’re on this clean eating journey like me, making your own homemade taco seasoning has way more health benefits than picking it up at the store. Luckily, I have the perfect Whole30 and Paleo friendly Taco Seasoning Recipe for you!

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Taco Seasoning Recipe

  • Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon coconut or almond flour


  1. Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container at room temperature.


While the flour does act as a thickener, it can be avoided if you don’t have it on hand.
If you’re using this to make taco meat:
Brown the meat first, then add 1/3 c water per 2 pounds of meat and entire taco seasoning recipe. Stir and cook thoroughly.