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Homemade Taco Seasoning



Does anyone have a recipe for homemade dry taco seasoning that you mix with the ground meat?

Betty from Slate Hill, NY

Homemade Taco Seasoning 06/05/2006
Taco Bell Taco Seasoning Mix

  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon crushed beef bouillon cube
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir. Brown 1lb. ground beef; drain. Add seasoning mix and 3/4 cup water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered, 10 mins, stirring occasionally.

By luv2craft
Homemade Taco Seasoning 06/05/2006
  • 6 teaspoons chili powder
  • 5 teaspoons paprika
  • 4 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper


In storage container with tight-fitting lid, combine all ingredients; mix well. Seal tightly. Store in cool, dry place for up to 6 months. Makes about 1/2 cup. For more recipes like this (including 33 other homemade mix recipes) visit my recipe page at

By Juana Cookie
Homemade Taco Seasoning 06/05/2006
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Chili Powder
  • 1/8 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Dried Crushed Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. Cumin

Combine and add to cooked drained beef (or cooked shredded chicken) with 1/2 cup water, stir. Simmer for about 10 min. stirring occassionally.

We prefer this to store bought any day!

By Ann
Homemade Taco Seasoning 06/05/2006
Thanks for all the great recipes for the homemade taco seasoning--I printed them all off. They all sound great!!! PeggyLee
By PeggyLee
Homemade Taco Seasoning 06/05/2006
Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 2 tablespoon 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. of ground cumin
  • 3/4 Tsp. garlic powder
Mix together and add to taco meat, chili or other dishes that called for a Mexican , Southwest flavor
By micksgirl
Homemade Taco Seasoning 06/06/2006
I don't know how much it would cost in ingredients to make your own taco seasoning. I suppose if you make tacos a lot then making yourself could be worth it; however I really like the McCormick taco seasoning packet and I can get on sale. I'd just as soon buy that then spend my time making it. I was very interested in the Taco Bell seasoning recipe tho as I love the way their taco meat tastes!
By Debbie52

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