Feb 25, 2011

Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

I like to make my own taco seasoning because I can adjust the amount of spices.  I also feel better about knowing what is exactly is in the taco seasoning.  Plus I use very little of the taco seasoning when I make tacos because I have a picky hubby especially with Mexican food.  A few years ago, I would rarely make Mexican cusine at home.  Instead I would go to restaurants to fulfill my cravings for Mexican cuisine.  I'm glad I can now make Mexican food at home.

Here is a recipe for Taco Seasoning that I found at the Copy Kat website

Stars of the recipe:

  • 1 Tbsp. dehydrated onion

  • 6 tsp. chili powder (I use a little less than that.)

  • 5 tsp. paprika

  • 4 1/2 tsp. cumin (I use about 2 tsp.  This is one of the spices that hubby does not like.)

  • 3 tsp. onion powder

  • 2 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper (I omit this spice.)


  1. Combine ingredients and store in an airtight container.

  2. To prepare, brown 1 lb. of beef.

  3. Add 3 Tbsp. (I use about 1.5 Tbsp.) of seasoning and approx. 1/2 cup of water.

  4. Simmer until water is absorbed.

  5. Serve either in a hard taco shell or tortilla and with your favorite taco toppings.


  1. [...] My picky hubby was surprised with how delicious this recipe was and how it didn’t taste too tacoey (made up word).  He does not like some of the spices used in Mexican cooking especially cumin.  As a result, I make my own taco seasoning so I can adjust the amount of spices.  When I make the taco meat, I also adjust the amount of taco seasoning.  [...]


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