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Taco Seasoning (without the chili powder) Recipe
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Taco Seasoning (without the chili powder)

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"Here is a recipe that uses only fundamental ingredients. Every other recipe I have found for taco seasoning has chili powder in it, which is a mix itself that has many of the same ingredients as taco seasoning, but in different proportions. This recipe takes chili powder out, but puts its ingredients and proportions back in. Now you have full knowledge and control of all of the ingredients. Adjust the red pepper to your heat preference. I would rate the heat level for this at around medium-hot, so adjust the red pepper as you see fit. I hope to see other variations spring out of this one."

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    5 mins

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  1. Combine all ingredients in a sealable container; store in a cool dry place.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 25, 2012

This is really good, except I omitted the salt. One huge advantage of making my own seasoning mixture is that I can control the sodium. In this case, I add the necessary salt to taste in each individual dish. If the dish contains salty ingredients like tomato sauce or cheese, often no additional salt is necessary.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 26, 2012

Where I come from (Calif) Chili Powder is just that...the powder from dried, seeded ground chilies. At the big chain grocery stores I shop I find that Spice Island, Schillings and McCormick all have "Chili Powder" and there is only one ingredient...ground chilies.

Apr 28, 2012

one ounce is 2 tablespoons which is usually what a packet of taco seasoning is. This is a great seasoning for tacos. Thanks

Apr 25, 2012

McCormick chili powder: ingredients.....chili peppers,cumin, salt, oregano,garlic. Doesn't sound like 'ground peppers' to me......this recipe is much appreciated...thank you!

May 05, 2012

FYI-For Southwest Cooking, MEXICAN OREGANO should be used as opposed to the traditional oregano used in Italian and Mediterranian dishes. There is a huge difference in flavor between the two. Try both and decide. Thank you for this good recipe. Great to start off with and allows for personal taste adjustments.

Apr 27, 2012

I come from a family of chili powder enthusiasts, so I've been raised to be a chili powder snob. I can say that there are mixes, and then there is real chili powder, which only uses dried chili pepper. I believe McCormick makes both, and both are under the guise of "Chili powder"-- the difference is really easy to taste. That said, I really liked this seasoning, especially the addition of oregano, which I never would have considered before. My husband loved the heat from the crushed red pepper flakes. I cut the salt in half, though-- I think it would have been too salty for me in the amount called for. Thanks for the recipe. It has inspired me to include oregano in my mother's traditional Mexican dishes.

May 13, 2012

This was very good. Chili powder is for chili, and Ancho, Chipolte, Cayenne, etc. are powdered chilies. The fact that this can be adjusted for heat is great.

Apr 02, 2012

Excellent! I've used this over and over!


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  • Calories
  • 8 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 350 mg
  • 14%

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

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