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Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe

Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe

You'll be surprised how fast and delicious this recipe from the Taste of Home Test Kitchen can be. By combining spices already in your spice rack, you'll create a traditional taco seasoning without a trip to the grocery store.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min. YIELD:9 servings


  • 8 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 1 year. Yield: 6 tablespoons.

Nutritional Facts

2 teaspoon: 16 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 19mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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mdbull4 User ID: 3722378 160301
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2013

"I checked other recipes, they said to use 2tbsp and one recipe said 1/4 cup (which is 4tbsp). So I would recommend using 2-4 tbsp per pound of ground beef. I love using this, it's much healthier than store-bought taco seasoning! And it has great flavor!"

charjohnson User ID: 6443403 101423
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2012

"How many tablespoons per pound of meat?"

amj_baker User ID: 4951572 176307
Reviewed May. 31, 2010

"I'll never buy it from the store again, it's not exactly the same, but it was really good anyway."

tommy21 User ID: 3868374 173120
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2009

"an how much per 1 lb of ground beef"

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