Homemade Taco Seasoning

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Homemade Taco Seasoning
adapted from allrecipes.com
enough to season 1 lb of meat
(Printable Recipe)

1 Tbsp chili powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp black pepper

Combine all ingredients together in a small bowl.  Store in an airtight container.

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  1. Since one packet from the store usually flavors a pound of ground beef, this whole recipe would do the same?

  2. I've been using a similar recipe (minus blk pepper but add sugar) for a couple of years now. Not only does it taster better than package-- we save $$ because I already have all the ingredients on hand!

  3. Thank you so much, Steph! I don't like using the store bought kind

  4. I have always used my mom's recipe:
    2 generous t. cumin
    1 t. oregano (gnd or flakes)
    1 t. salt
    1 t. pepper
    1/2 t. chili powder
    3 bay leaves
    ...for 1 lb. of hamburger and let simmer for 30 min.
    Then I drain a can of Rotel and seasoned black beans to add to the beef.

  5. Nancy - thanks so much for sharing your recipe! I can't wait to try it!

  6. If you ever need to buy a great taco seasoning, try the one from Wick Fowler (they do the 3-Alarm Chile Mix). It doesn't have any flour or fillers. I used to get it at Fresh Market in Atlanta.

  7. Glad you found a recipe you'll enjoy.

  8. Loved it so much I pinned it!

  9. I haven't used packet seasonings for years. This looks perfect. Can't wait to try this recipe.

  10. I've been buying my taco seasoning from my local Savory Spice, spice shop. And I agree, anything fresh makes those packets look like a joke. Such a difference.

  11. I like to add a little potato or corn starch to mine when it's used for tacos to give it some thickening power.

  12. Tried this tonight - so good! Husband said he liked it better than the packets. Thanks for the recipe!

  13. Katie - I agree with your husband. This is much better than the packets and better for you.

  14. This is another great addition to my spice collection. The combination of onion powder, chili powder and garlic powder will surely make this taco seasoning more delicious. I am going to make my own version this coming weekend.

  15. We have a family spice called Babunya’s Gourmet Spice. It’s been in our family for five generations. My 87 year old mom is the face on our products. Our blended spices are All Natural, Gluten Free, with no MSG, no preservatives, or additives. It comes in three flavours:

    ORIGINAL (has no heat just great taste)
    MILD (some heat)
    HOT ( a bit more heat)

    We blend all of our spices ourselves in Pennsylvania. They are great not only on chicken, but also steaks, pork, fish, lamb, All Game Meats, as well as soups, salads, and vegetables.

    If you go to our website and click on Video Recipe you can watch some of my moms favorite dishes, and see exactly how to make them. Thanks for letting me share!