Taco Seasoning Convenience Mix

Great for seasoning tacos or chili. It's cheaper to make this mix yourself than it is to buy it at the grocery store.



  • 1/3 cup instant minced onion
  • 1 Tbsp. crushed dried red pepper
  • 3 Tbsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. instant minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. curry powder
  • 3 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 tsp. oregano


Combine all ingredients. Store in a jar and cover tightly. To use, measure 2 tablespoons to equal a package. Makes 8 packages or 1 cup mix.

Recipes Using This Mix

Easy Tacos

Brown 1 pound lean hamburger in skillet. Drain excess fat. Add 1 package taco mix and 3/4 cup water; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes or until liquid is reduced. Stir. Place about 2 tablespoons meat mixture into each taco shell. Top the meat with shredded cheddar cheese, chopped tomatoes and finely shredded lettuce. Makes 8 to 10 tacos.


Brown 1 pound lean hamburger in skillet. Drain excess fat. Stir in 1 package chili seasoning mix. Add 1 (1 lb) can tomatoes (cut into pieces), 1/2 cup water, and 1 (15 oz) can kidney beans. Bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Source: University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix


  • 2 Tbsp. of ground chili pepper (mild, hot or wildfire hot)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 3/4 tsp. garlic powder


Mix together and add to taco meat, chili or other dishes that called for a Mexican, with southwest flavor.

By christi


April 17, 20120 found this helpful

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