Gluten Free Taco Seasoning

This gluten free taco seasoning is one of the most trusted spice blends in my pantry and for good reason, it is delicious on basically anything and everything!!! I use it in my Taco Spiced Ground Beef , Fire Roasted Taco Soup, and the homemade corn nuts we love so much! While I love the particular blend of spices listed below, some of them may not been in your pantry right now, but you can easily customize my base recipe below by using ingredients you have on hand.

A black bowl of red taco seasoning with a small copper spoon dipped into it.

I made my first TV appearance on Atlanta and Company last January and shared how I make this spice blend although, I ran out of time. Ooops…it’s ok though, you get the idea how to make the delicious gluten free taco seasoning! Click here to watch it! 

Have questions about substitutions? Ask me in the comments below and I’ll answer them right away!!

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Gluten Free Taco Seasoning

A jar of homemade taco spice seasoning before it is shaken up to mix. The layers of spices look like sand art.

I use this salt free taco seasoning for taco spiced ground beef, beans,  chicken,  taco soup and homemade corn nuts.

  • Author: This Mess is Ours
  • Prep Time: 3 mins
  • Total Time: 3 mins
  • Yield: 1 cup/jar
  • Category: Gluten free
  • Method: blended
  • Cuisine: Mexican


1/2 tablespoon red pepper flakes
1/2 tablespoon Aleppo pepper, optional
1/4 cup Ancho chili powder, or regular chili powder
1/4 cup sweet or smoked paprika
2 tablespoons dried oregano
2 tablespoons ground cumin
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Pulse the red pepper flakes and Aleppo pepper in a spice mill until combined (or manually crush in a mortar and pestle.) Transfer to a large jar.
To the jar add the chili powder, sweet paprika, oregano, ground cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and freshly ground black pepper. Place a lid on the container and shake vigorously to incorporate.


To really amp the flavor: Toast whole cumin and coriander in a dry skillet over medium-low heat util fragrant then grind them yourself with a spice grinder or mortar and pestle.

To give as a gift: Layer the spices in jars like sand art and seal. Be careful not to shake when wrapping/gifting.

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  1. Arpita Patel April 29, 2020 at 9:49 am

    Very tasty. I added a can of Ro-Tel tomatoes and cut back on the water a bit. I found it a little bit spicy but my husband and daughter both loved it.

    1. thismess April 29, 2020 at 12:12 pm

      I’m so glad your family liked it!!! I agree the staco seasoning has a bit of a kick – we tend to like a bit of heat over here! Thank you for taking the time to comment – next time I’m trying adding the tomatoes!


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