Taco Seasoning Mix

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1package
  • Ingredients

  • 2teaspoonsinstant onion, Minced
  • 1teaspoonchili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoondried red pepper, Crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoondried oregano
  • 1teaspoonsalt
  • 1/2 teaspooncornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspooninstant garlic, Minced
  • 1/2 teaspooncumin, Ground
  • Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and blend well.
  • Spoon mixture onto a 6-inch square of aluminum foil and fold to make airtight. Label as Taco Seasoning Mix.
  • Store in a cool, dry place and use within 6 months.
  • Makes 1 package (about 2 T) of mix.
  • Using the above recipe as a guide you can increase the amounts to make any number of packages.
  • Taco Filling: Brown 1 lb lean ground beef in a medium skillet over medium-high heat; drain the excess grease. Add 1/2 cup water and the seasoning mix.
  • Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Makes filling for 8 to 10 tacos.
  • Hope this is what you are looking for.
  • Reviews

  • “This was the closest to the Ortega brand we use and like so well.I used a whole clove of garlic.It was a bit hot for my youngest so will have to tone it done just a bit.But this is definitely the seasoning I’ll use from now on.”

  • “Made this tonight, TRUE!
    What a delight to have a seasoning with NO SUGAR in it too!
    Added extra chilli flakes, 1 canned tinned tomatoes (no sugar), 1 cup water, 1 cup no salt/sugar tomato paste and cannelloni beans…WHOO HOO! Thank you!”

  • “I have used this recipe for over a year now. It’s my only “go to” for tacos. I prepare it in bulk so it’s always ready to go, no prep time. Love it.”

  • “I’ve used this a number of times and the flavor is just right.It makes our family taco nights really delicious!”

  • “This is so good! I’ve just finished off yet another pan of tacos!
    I do it slightly differently:
    Dry onion flakes, garlic powder, cumin seeds, no cornstarch (boyfriend’s allergic). Also, I have really spicy chili powder, so I don’t do the flakes. (Also sometimes use one small onion and some cloves of garlic instead of dry)
    I do the meat as you say, then stir in a can of refried beans and some cheese – fantastic dinner! We’ve started eating it with Mexican Crema.
    Anyway. My mouth is currently singing your praises yet again. Thank you.”

  • “No pkgs of taco seasoning mix in the cupboard, and was in a hurry so didn’t want to rely on adding a bit of everything and adjusting to taste, so consulted Recipezaar and this looked good.Turned out great – no complaints from a family of five! I did add extra chili powder, and substituted a dash of cayenne for the dried red pepper, and garlic powder for the minced garlic. Thanks Opal!”

  • “Perfect!”

  • “My family ate it while I was gone.Apparently my kids weren’t impressed, as I son’t think any of them really ate it.I made it in red, yellow, and orange peppers which were pre-boiled (parboiled) for 5 min., and used pre cooked burger and a couple of extra eggs to hold it all together.Also used the taco seasoning mix suggested in the recipe description.”

  • “yummy and easy!”

  • “I hate paying money for packages of taco seasoning in the store when you can make it cheaper at home, so I was thrilled to find this recipe.This taco seasoning was better than what you find in the store and it had a nice zing to it, too.I tripled the amounts so that I would have enough for 3 batches of tacos. I didn’t have minced, instant garlic so I used garlic powder instead and it worked just fine. No more store bought packages for me, I will be using this recipe from now on.”

  • “Finally found a good Taco Seasoning Mix that I can whip up quickly with ingredients I always have on hand.Thanks so much!”

  • “Flavorful, worked great for our Cinco de Mayo party, made as written…thank you!”

  • “Great flavor, I won’t be buying those packets at the store anymore! I added paprika, purely for color, but didn’t make any difference.”

  • “I lost my taco seasoning packet and not close to town to go get another one.So I decided to look it up on food.com.Found this with 269 reviews so i had to try it.EXCELLENT.Won’t be buying any more pre packaged mixes if I can help it.This was really tasty.Thank you for posting this and I am proud to be the 270th person to review it!”

  • “This was better than any packaged seasoning mix. So good!Had to use onion powder and garlic powder as that is what I had in the house. Only used half the salt.Still delicious!!”

  • “We love this taco seasoning!This is so much better than the store bought taco seasoning.We make it in bulk and package it in glass mason jars.Thank you for the recipe!”

  • “I was surprised how bland this was after reading a lot of 5 star reviews.I was very disappointed with this after following the recipe.I had to add other spices to kick it up.I personally think that 1 tsp. of chili powder for a pound of meat is simply not enough.(To me) for a pound of meat, you need at least 3 Tbsp. of chili powder, and sometimes that’s not even enough, depending on if you use ground beef or turkey.”

  • “Just what we were looking for. Might use a little less salt next time. Thanks for posting.”

  • “I cleaned out my kitchen in Jan. and was in the midst of cooking when I realized I did not have taco seasoning! Thanks for coming to the rescue, I also used fresh minced garlic on nights when I was using the batch right away.I’ve probably made this 3 or 4 times now, and I go a little light on the red pepper! 🙂
    Update – I wrote my review in May ’08, and tonight I realized, I really use this alot.I cut back a bit on the red pepper flakes and am a little generous with the cumin, per my taste preferences but I can’t go back to prepacked seasonings…I love this one :)”

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