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Taco Seasoning

Taco Seasoning

I make Mexican food often and we all love a good taco but I have never been a fan of store-bought taco seasoning. After several different adaptions over the years, this is the final version that we all like. I use this taco seasoning recipe for 1 pound of ground beef but it also works great with ground turkey, chicken, and pork as well. This seasoning is easy to make in advance and it stores well in an airtight container in a cool dry place.

Taco Seasoning

How to Make Homemade Taco Seasoning

Combine the cumin, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, coriander, onion powder, oregano, sea salt, black pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, and chipotle chile powder together in a bowl; mix well. Use immediately cooked with a pound of beef, chicken, turkey, or pork OR store in an airtight container in a cool dry place. Enjoy.

Taco Seasoning

Taco Seasoning

Taco Seasoning

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ tsp chipotle chile powder

Instructions

  • Combine the cumin, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, coriander, onion powder, oregano, sea salt, black pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, and chipotle chile powder together in a bowl; mix well.
  • Use immediately cooked with a pound of beef, chicken, turkey, or pork OR store in an airtight container in a cool dry place.
  • Enjoy.
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11 Comments

  1. So if you use this instead of the package, how much should you use?

    1. I am not sure what you mean? You add the entire amount of this recipe when cooking one pound of ground meat.

      I hope this helps.

      -Pam

    2. Thank you. That’s what I meant.

  2. Lookin for a Pin button for the specific recipe. I cant find a pin button for the recipe, only to all boards

    1. Jacki,

      It has been pinned under my Dry Rub/Seasoning Salt, Mexican Food, and Cinco de Mayo Pinterest boards.

      You can always pin any photo of a recipe to your own boards by hovering over the photo then click on the red button that pops up on the top left corner of photo that says SAVE.

      Hope this helps.

      -Pam

  3. Commercial taco seasoning has way too much salt, and often has a weird after-taste, too. Making your own is the best! And yours really looks good — nice combo of ingredients. 🙂

  4. Great recipe to have on hand. Making several batches would make sense also to same time. Store bought taco seasoning usually has too much salt for my taste. Your recipe looks just right.

  5. It’s always good to know what’s in your seasonings – none of that stuff you can’t pronounce!

  6. I actually made taco seasoning recently as well and was amazed at how much tastier it was than storebought! We have tacos on the menu next week so I’ll have to try this.

  7. I’m liking this seasoning a good bit – it has all of the flavors you’d expect in a great taco seasoning. I like to sneak a little corn starch into mine to help form a sauce when it mixes with the hot meat juices. Do you grind your red pepper flake up in a coffee or spice grinder first? The final version doesn’t seem to have any of the big flakes in it but has plenty of red specks.