Alton Brown’s Taco Seasoning

Good morning!

I hope you all had a great Memorial day. My little family went up to South Lake Tahoe to our family cabin for the weekend. We went hiking a couple of times and the kids absolutely loved it.

The cabin was so much fun, too. It was a bit cold so we had to get the fireplace going along with two heaters, but we all had fun.

taco seasoning

Today, I’d like to share a great homemade taco seasoning recipe with you. I love making taco at home, but I’m a bit particular when it comes to taco seasoning.

taco seasoning

My husband, especially, prefers homemade seasoning to store bought ones – one, because he doesn’t like onions so he can’t stand onion powder in seasonings.

taco seasoning

This is Alton Brown’s recipe that I adapted – but here is another taco seasoning that I love.

Alton Brown’s Taco Seasoning

Prep time: 5 mins
Total time: 5 mins

Adapted from Food Network


  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1½ teaspoons hot smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl or container. Store up to 1 month in an airtight container.

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