Homemade Taco + Chili Seasoning

For whatever reason the idea of making my own seasoning mixes used to really overwhelm me, but it is one of those things I wish I had done sooner!! We've been making our own seasoning mixes for about the last ten years, and it is so easy, plus it makes life so much simpler! We typically buy our individual spices from Thrive Market since we can get organic ones at a great price.  

Our taco + chili mix is probably our most used spice mix! It tastes great, is quick to make, and saves us money all while making sure we aren't ingesting added sugars or other unnecessary ingredients!


4T of chili powder
6T garlic powder
4T onion powder 
2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
4T dried oregano
3T paprika
6T ground cumin
2T sea salt
1T black pepper

Mix well in a medium size bowl, then transfer to an air tight glass jar! When ready to use, I add 1-2T per pound of meat/vegetables. *Note: this makes a large jar. You can make it a little spicier with more chili powder or red pepper flakes if you want!