Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix Recipe
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Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix Recipe

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This seasoning mix is right on. It tastes like purchased mixes, but is cheaper and has nearly half the sodium. Your heart and wallet will surely thank you! Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 3 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 4 whole wheat tortillas (8 inches), warmed

Nutritional Facts

1 taco equals 338 calories, 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 619 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 27 g protein.

Directions

  1. Combine the first nine ingredients. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 1 year. Yield: 4 batches (about 1 cup total).
  2. To prepare tacos: In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add 1/4 cup taco seasoning mix and water. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Fill each tortilla with 1/2 cup beef mixture. Yield: 4 servings per batch.
Originally published as Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix in Healthy Cooking April/May 2010, p46

Nutritional Facts

1 taco equals 338 calories, 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 619 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 27 g protein.

Reviews for Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

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Reviewed Jan. 11, 2014

"Okay...I'll bite...how does this make a cup???"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2013

"This was really good. We liked the extra little zip to it (my 6 and 8 year-olds agreed). I will be using this from now on for taco night - which we have at least twice a month."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2013

"I cook for my elderly mother so anything with cayenne I replace with paprika with just a bit of cayenne. I always use homemade seasoning mixes now and dressings because most packaged store bought has msg or some sort of bad preservatives in them."

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Reviewed Feb. 17, 2013

"This is very similar to one I have used for a couple years. I added cornstarch to the one I usually make so did that with this one too, replacing the flour. This is good, it would have been a bit hot for my hubby so I reduced the cayenne to 1/2 tsp. My other recipe doesn't call for the coriander, I think it is a nice addition."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2012

"This was very easy and fun to make with the kids! Even my husband liked this homemade taco seasoning!"

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