Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Homemade Taco Seasoning

I have tried different homemade versions of taco seasoning mix, but none of them tasted "just right". I couldn't figure out what it was that was making them taste so bland. But no worries! I found one the other day that is the perfect blend of seasonings. It works great for chicken, beef, pork--whatever you are trying to spice up for Mexican night!

Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

1 tablespoon of chili powder
2 teaspoons of onion powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 teaspoon of paprika
1 teaspoon of oregano
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 teaspoon of salt
1 tsp cornstarch
3/4 cup water

Mix all the dry ingredients together and use with your taco meat. Pour the water in the pan and cook just like you would for tacos. The amount above is the same amount that is in one packet of taco seasoning mix at the store.

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Steph S. said...

YUM! Sounds good to me! I've been on the hunt for the perfect buffalo chicken dip for game days, any ideas? :)

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Survey Junkie said...

Hi Jennifer,
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I'm a new follower from Follow me back Tuesday. I look forward to reading your blog!!

Cranberry Morning said...

Thank you!! I have such a sensitivity to packaged or bottled taco seasonings and such, that give me a three-day headache! I really appreciate this recipe. :-)

Cranberry Morning said...

My comment may have disappeared. Just wanted to thank you for this recipe, for I avoid packaged seasonings because of that special ingredient they add: poison that gives me a three-day headache. I'm looking forward to making this! :-)

Xenia said...

Thanks so much for stopping by - I've definitely never tried making my own taco seasoning. I'm impressed! :)

Cinda said...

Oh I just needed this. It's so hard to find this here.

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Bookmarking this recipe!

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Genny said...

Thanks; so much better than buying the mix!

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Cori said...

Yummmy I love tacos! Thanks for teh recipe!

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Michelle said...

This looks great and easy! I'm always forgeting to pick up a packet of taco seasoning and then have to scrap my plans for a taco dinner that night. I stock all these items though so now I can just mix up my own! Can't wait to try it.

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Amy Bowman said...

Great minds think alike, I just made/took photos for a blog post on taco seasoning. I want to compare our recipes, they look pretty similar at first glance. Love your photo..
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