Rating: 4.63 stars
80 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 61
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

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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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine all ingredients in a sealable container; store in a cool dry place.

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Nutrition Facts

8 calories; protein 0.3g; carbohydrates 1.4g; fat 0.3g; sodium 350.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (62)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2012
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/07/2014
I ground my spices fresh and the black pepper was the only thing I tasted in my chili. Grinding the peppercorns is NOT a good idea for this. I mean we're talking so much that it was actually too spicy to even eat (and I love really spicy food). So don't do that. Read More
(2)
80 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 61
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2012
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. Read More
(45)
Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2012
one ounce is 2 tablespoons which is usually what a packet of taco seasoning is. This is a great seasoning for tacos. Thanks Read More
(44)
Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2012
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/05/2012
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. Read More
(25)
Rating: 4 stars
04/27/2012
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2012
How much of this do you use if a recipe calls for a package of taco seasoning? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2012
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2012
Excellent! I've used this over and over! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2012
This was terrific!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/07/2014
I ground my spices fresh and the black pepper was the only thing I tasted in my chili. Grinding the peppercorns is NOT a good idea for this. I mean we're talking so much that it was actually too spicy to even eat (and I love really spicy food). So don't do that. Read More
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