Taco Seasoning Recipe

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It seems like we have Tacos in this house at least once a week. We have no Taco Bell Restaurants close by, so we always make our own. There are so many brands of premade Taco Seasonings in the store; I don’t think I could count them all, and most of them are pretty good. This homemade Taco seasoning recipe is very good, it doesn’t require a lot of ingredients, and you can make up a large amount ahead of time to have on hand for anytime you need it.

Taco Seasoning Recipe
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Serves: 4 packets
  • 2½ tablespoons chili powder
  • 1½ tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons cumin, we love cumin- feel free to adjust to your taste
  • 2 teaspoons oregano, preferably Mexican oregano
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1½ tablespoons onion flakes (minced dried onion) or 1½ tablespoons onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper, omit if you like it mild and increase if you like it spicier
  • 1 teaspoon salt, adjust for your taste the salt helps to keep it fresh when storing
  1. Mix all spices together.
  2. Store in airtight container and it will keep for 6 months to a year.
  3. teaspoons of this spice mix is the equivalent of one 1.25 oz packet of store bought taco seasoning.
  4. This recipe makes the equivalent of 4 spice packets.


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