Recipe: Homemade Taco Seasoning

I will admit that it took me a while to actually try this recipe. I kept meaning to but I’d be missing an ingredient or it just seemed easier to buy a packet of taco seasoning. Finally though, I did bite the bullet and boy am I glad I did! Not only do I love it but my family enjoys it as well! The recipe is for one serving but you could easily make up a bunch all at once. The bonus is that it’s something my girls can help with, and I will take anything they can help with (they looooove to help mommy in the kitchen). Not only do I use this for tacos, but I also use it for enchiladas and homemade refried beans. I love knowing exactly what is in my food.

Having said all that, here is the recipe. I got it from the Make a Mix cookbook. Someday soon I will do a review on these cookbooks. They are amazing!


Homemade Taco Seasoning

2 teaspoons instant minced onion

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon Chili Powder

½ teaspoon Cornstarch

½ teaspoon crushed dried red pepper

½ teaspoon instant minced garlic (I use garlic powder)

¼ teaspoon dried oregano

½ teaspoon ground cumin

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl until evenly distributed. Store in an air tight container. This recipe makes one package of taco seasoning. If you are planning on making a large batch, two tablespoons is one serving.

To make taco meat add ½ cup of water and seasoning mix to a pound of meat.

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Miranda - 31. Jan, 2012 - Reply

I tried a similar recipe (without cornstarch, I believe) and I loved it. I like to sprinkle in a little with my casseroles just to give a better taste.

Libby - 01. Feb, 2012 - Reply

I think the cornstarch just helps to thicken it a little. I love the idea of adding a little to casseroles to zip it up!

renita - 31. Jan, 2012 - Reply

I should give you my recipe for seasoned salt. We love that stuff!! Wait, did I give you some for Christmas?? I can’t remember! lol

Libby - 01. Feb, 2012 - Reply

Yes, you gave us some for Christmas! I’ve been saving it for potato fries. What all do you like to use it on?

renita - 01. Feb, 2012 - Reply

I use it in place of salt on most everything! It is a great seasoning for roast and steak but truthfully we use it instead of plain old salt. 🙂

abby - 04. Feb, 2012 - Reply

thanks libby!

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