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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Taco Seasoning

Making our own taco seasoning instead of using packets has become one of our favorite meals. This recipe actually came from, but we have tested it and love it!


  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  1. In a small bowl, mix together chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper. Store in an airtight container.
  2. To season meat (we have used it on chicken and beef) cook the meat through and drain it. Add seasoning to meat - other users said somewhere between 2 and 3 tablespoons is equivalent to a seasoning packet - also add some water to the meat. Stir then cover over medium-low heat until the water cooks off.
I don't think we have ever had oregano on hand when we have made it, and we just use regular salt. We have used this seasoning with regular tacos and taco salads and it's not the first seasoning recipe we have used, but it is our favorite. We make a large batch and store it to use for several batches of taco meat.


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