This is a copycat version of sazon, which I always use in Puerto Rican dishes. Other versions of this recipe call for only paprika or turmeric. I find adding both achieves the reddish-orange color without affecting flavor. The salt in this recipe can be reduced or omitted as many dishes call for additional salt. I prefer to omit and just add salt as needed to dishes while I'm cooking. I hope you will enjoy it!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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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 coriander, cumin, garlic powder, annatto, turmeric, black pepper, salt, and Mexican oregano in an air-tight container and mix well.

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Cook's Notes:

If you can't find ground annatto, use ground paprika. Mexican oregano is preferred but regular oregano works well, too.

Use 1 1/2 teaspoons of this mix to equal 1 packet of commercial sazon.

Nutrition Facts

12 calories; protein 0.5g; carbohydrates 2.1g; fat 0.3g; sodium 577.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2018
Excellent! I use Sazon often and keep in in my freezer. Now I can make my own it is so simple AND there is no MSG. Perfect! Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2018
Excellent! I use Sazon often and keep in in my freezer. Now I can make my own it is so simple AND there is no MSG. Perfect! Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2019
Quick and easy. I suggest you double or triple the recipe if you plan to save it for later use. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2019
I'm happy this recipe worked out for Soup Loving Nicole and Cookie Lover! :-) As the author of this recipe, I want to point out an error in the ingredient list. If you are using annatto, omit the turmeric. If you do not have annatto, use 1 tablespoon paprika and 1 1/2 teaspoons ground turmeric. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2020
Omitted the turmeric. Very easy to make and delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2020
I made this as written, it is wonderful!! I keep mine in a smaller canning jar. I just shake and measure. Brightens anything I put in in. Chili, baked chicken, Mexican rice dishes. So very good. Thank you so much for posting and sharing. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2020
5.20.20 ...https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/268797/sazon/ ... THANK YOU, SuzyQ! Until this recipe, sazon was just a word. Such an easy-to-do blend that I'm certain will be a regular around here. I used in this All Recipes Habichuelas Guisadas. Very good! Read More
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