Much lower salt than pre-made. Salt can be omitted. Great with half ground buffalo and half ground turkey breast or whatever you prefer. Buy bulk spices and you can make 5-plus batches for under $1.00!! Increasing black pepper and adding optional ingredients will increase heat. Using mild or regular chili powder and omitting optional ingredients will reduce heat. To keep salt content low make sure chili powder does not contain salt.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix chili powder, paprika, onion powder, sea salt, garlic powder, cumin, oregano, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and red pepper flakes in a bowl.

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Cook's Note:

Add to browning meat when meat is partially browned. After browned completely, add 1/2 to 1 cup water and cook down to blend flavors.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

12.4 calories; 0.5 g protein; 2.4 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 234.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2012
This made great beef taco filling. I used this for a pound of ground beef and used a little more than 3/4 of a cup of chicken broth and let it simmer until the liquid was gone, which was about 15 minutes on med-low. This wasn't spicy, but certainly not bland either and it didn't need anything to make it better. I did use the cayenne and crushed red pepper and used kosher salt instead of sea salt. Great recipe, thanks Kathy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/02/2012
Thought it was better than the pre-packaged stuff but it didn't wow me. We thought it was good but after reading the reviews we were expecting it to dazzle us. Not impressive but good. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2012
This made great beef taco filling. I used this for a pound of ground beef and used a little more than 3/4 of a cup of chicken broth and let it simmer until the liquid was gone, which was about 15 minutes on med-low. This wasn't spicy, but certainly not bland either and it didn't need anything to make it better. I did use the cayenne and crushed red pepper and used kosher salt instead of sea salt. Great recipe, thanks Kathy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2012
Tasty and smells very nice! Easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2012
We really enjoyed this seasoning mix. I much prefer it over those pre-made packets. A lot cheaper to make and no scary "filler" ingredients. FYI - this recipe seasoned one pound of meat perfectly. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2014
It's better than the package stuff, but, like almost all of the other recipes it's missing the sugar. That's the "missing" ingredient everyone tries to find. The packages have about 4g's of sugar per TBS. That's what balances out the heat and amplifies the seasonings. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/19/2012
Giving it 4 stars because i haven't cooked with it yet. Just mixed it up and tasted it. Did one sub - used smokey paprika instead of regular - really gave it good flavor! I changed the servings to 50 so i could get a whole jar full to last me a month or two so used 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper and 1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes since i wasn't sure how much a pinch was and wanted to keep it mild for my younger children. Can't wait to try it. So glad to find a recipe without cornstarch/flour/sugar! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2012
Great taco seasoning....and yes....I do love that I can control the salt. I used regular chili powder and omitted the cayenne and pepper flakes so my kiddos would eat it. Used this mix in a pound of extra lean ground chicken to top nachos. I only ended up using 1/2c of water as well. Delicious and thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2013
This isn't just a great spice mix -- it's also a great spice rub for beer can chicken or just a whole chicken that you roast in the oven. Coat your chicken with butter or canola oil then press the spice rub in. You'll probably need to triple or quadruple the spice amounts to cover an entire chicken but the end result is a chicken that tastes like no other. Yum yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2012
Great seasoning mix. As good or better than the package Old El Paso that I normally buy. I added the seasoning after fully browning the meat and draining the grease. I used a cup of water and let it simmer down for about 10-15 min. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2013
This is a great, easy to make taco seasoning. I made a bigger batch, filling 2 small mason jars. My wife and I like our tacos a little spicier, so I added a little bit more cayenne pepper and crushed red pepper flakes than it calls for. It was excellent, 2 tbsp. of mix and 3/4 cup water to 1 lb of ground beef. Lots of good spice and flavor, highly recommended. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/02/2012
Thought it was better than the pre-packaged stuff but it didn't wow me. We thought it was good but after reading the reviews we were expecting it to dazzle us. Not impressive but good. Read More
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