Easy Taco Seasoning Mix Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Easy Taco Seasoning Mix Recipe
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Easy Taco Seasoning Mix

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"Easy taco mix. This is equal to a 1 1\4 ounce package of commercial taco seasoning."

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  • PREP

    5 mins

    5 mins


  1. Mix onion powder, chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, oregano, sugar, and salt together in a small bowl.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 16, 2012

i thought it was right on!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 21, 2013

Yowza! This was spicy and salty!!! Oddly enough, I sat down to write this review and the first one I see says, "Needed more chili powder and salt for our taste." I guess it's all a matter of perception, but this isn't the mix I'll be using in the future.


21 Ratings

May 19, 2013

I used this as a replacement for my "lack-of" in my pantry. It serves well as a replacement. I prefer my brand with the chunks. I used dried minced onion instead of powder. I added some spice with 1/2tsp cayenne pepper. Thanks!

May 18, 2013

I was making a casserole that called for taco seasoning and realized I had none in the house, so I came to Allrecipes to see what I could find. This was the easiest one and I had all the ingredients on hand, so I made it. I tasted it before adding it to my dish and it seemed to taste exactly like what comes in those packets. I won't be buying the pre-made stuff anymore!

Feb 21, 2014

Very simple to make, as I keep all those ingredients on hand to begin with. Could maybe use a wee bit of cayenne or something like that to give it some "kick". Otherwise, the combination tastes great - I will use this as a base, and play with the heat level.

Feb 18, 2013

This really has a nice flavor. I added a 1/2 tsp of cornstarch and some water to try and thicken a bit like the packets. That would have to be played with a bit but I like the flavor.

Dec 29, 2013

made it tasted delicious with my ground beef tacos loved it

Jun 29, 2013

As advertised, quick and easy. Didn't think it was that spicy and probably could use some red pepper flakes--everyone has an opinion about spice that is personalized, so adjust to your taste. I am still not sure about the sugar component--not sure what it adds. I'd prefer to leave it out next time. It's relatively flavorful and works in a pinch, plus it makes enough to store. I like to keep empty spice jars and re-use them for things like this, and it was enough to go in my recipe that I needed, and to almost fill a 2.62 oz McCormick spice jar. Thanks for the recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 6 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 40 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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