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Taco Seasoning Mix

Taco seasoning packets purchased individually can really add up. I honestly don’t have a lot of experience with various brands’ taco blends, as I haven’t bought any in many years. It used to be hard to find one that was gluten free, didn’t have sugar/preservatives, tasted good, or all of the above. Hence, I have always made my own taco seasoning mix.

This recipe (from my sister) is the best I have ever had, store-bought or otherwise. One of the nice things about making this spice blend at home is that it’s easy to make a big batch and just use a little each time, thereby saving the cost and time of buying/making it each time you want it.

This blend has wonderful flavor with the perfect amount of spice. We don’t do real spicy things as we have young children who can’t handle lots of spice. If you want to up the heat just increase the red pepper flakes, add cayenne, or do more of the whole mix for each pound of meat.

Homemade Taco Seasoning:
1/2 c Chili powder
1/4 c Cumin
4 tsp Paprika
8 tsp (2 Tbsp + 2 tsp) Salt
8 tsp (2 Tbsp + 2 tsp) Pepper
1 Tbsp Garlic powder
1 Tbsp Onion powder
2 tsp Red pepper flakes
2 tsp Oregano

It’s pretty simple: mix it all together and put it in a jar. Use 2 Tablespoons per pound of meat. I mostly use it in ground beef, but have also added it to shredded chicken and refried beans. Enjoy!

Taco Seasoning Mix

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Prep Time:5 minutes
Total Time:5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Chili powder
  • 1/4 cup Cumin
  • 4 tsp Paprika
  • 8 tsp Salt
  • 8 tsp Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp Onion powder
  • 2 tsp Red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp Oregano

Instructions

  • It’s pretty simple: mix it all together and put it in a jar. Use 2 Tablespoons per pound of meat. I mostly use it in ground beef, but have also added it to shredded chicken and refried beans. Enjoy!
Servings: 1 cup

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