Homemade Adobo Seasoning

My mom was over visiting one night and I made a Sweet Potato Taco Bowl. She LOVED the taco flavor in the beef. She wanted to know what taco seasoning packet I used. I was like “mother, of course I make my own.” This is a better and healthier option to store bought taco seasoning.

Course Seasoning
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • ½ tablespoon onion powder
  • ½ tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 ½ tablespoons cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

Recipe Notes

If you aren’t going to use fresh garlic and onion when cooking, double the amount you use in your seasoning. But always use fresh when you can for better flavor. For subtle but tasty heat add a pinch of cayenne pepper.

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