A mixture of spices and a little cornstarch for thickening, that closely resembles The packaged taco seasoning you might find in the store. There is no salt in this mixture.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
21
Yield:
21 teaspoons
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Ingredients

21
Original recipe yields 21 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a jar with a tight fitting lid, combine chili powder, paprika, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper and cornstarch. Close lid securely, and shake well to mix contents. 7 teaspoons is equivalent to 1 (1.25 ounce) package of taco seasoning.

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Nutrition Facts

8 calories; protein 0.3g; carbohydrates 1.5g; fat 0.3g; sodium 8.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2011
Fabulous recipe for "Taco Seasoning"! This is much better than the packaged stuff and what's really great is it's "salt free"! This recipe is perfect as is, but I love to play with stuff so I used half regular paprika and half smoked paprika, upped the cayenne a bit and added some ancho chili powder. Wow! This is a definite keeper and I found it to be even better than "Taco Seasoning I" from this site. This is perfect to store in a mini tupperware container along with my other spice mixes to have on hand. Great for tacos, seasoning chicken, throwing into chili or nachos, or anything else you can think of adding it into that might need a bit of spice! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/25/2011
Didn't care for this. I can appreciate wanting to lower salt but removing it all together doesn't work. Also, the cumin doesn't stand out. Mexican flavors usually have more of a cumin taste. This recipe didn't work for me. Read More
(18)
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  • 5 star values: 122
  • 4 star values: 40
  • 3 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 16
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2011
Fabulous recipe for "Taco Seasoning"! This is much better than the packaged stuff and what's really great is it's "salt free"! This recipe is perfect as is, but I love to play with stuff so I used half regular paprika and half smoked paprika, upped the cayenne a bit and added some ancho chili powder. Wow! This is a definite keeper and I found it to be even better than "Taco Seasoning I" from this site. This is perfect to store in a mini tupperware container along with my other spice mixes to have on hand. Great for tacos, seasoning chicken, throwing into chili or nachos, or anything else you can think of adding it into that might need a bit of spice! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2004
Did a good job. A bit bland, you may want to add more cayenne or just make sure to serve with hot sauce in certain dishes. Do add salt if you like salt, but this way you can make the decision yourself. Thickened just fine, in fact maybe a bit faster than the packaged stuff. Used 1lb ground beef and simmered for 15 mins with 1 cup water, 7 tsp this mix to make tacoes for 4 people. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2003
This is a wonderful recipe for taco seasoning. It is absolutely delicious. So much tastier than the packaged mixes at the store, plus there is no salt or artificial ingredients. All the needed items for making this mix you'll find in your kitchen cabinets. We are big fans of Mexican food and spicy dishes. This is a versatile mix that can be used in many different ways. I haved used this to make tacos, casseroles, dips, and it has always been a big hit! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/24/2006
I tried this tonight since I was out of the packaged stuff. I'm always looking for cheaper tastier healthier alternatives to pre-packaged items...and this one fit the bill. I added salt & white pepper a pinch of sugar and omitted the cayenne altogether(too spicy for my kids). I make my taco meat with ground turkey and the seasoning was just perfect. I thought it was way better than the little packets...which I won't be buying again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2004
Great! I was making a casserole that required taco seasoning and I didn't have any on hand...and once again Allrecipes came to the rescue!! This is very very close to packaged taco seasoning. The only change I made was to add salt, and than it was perfect. Remember though, this is only good if your spices are fresh and aromatic. Thanks Waco Kid for a helpful and economical recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2004
I decided to try this because my 11 year old complained that the seasoning that I usually use "taco seasoning" from this site is too hot. I was a little leary to try this because of the corn starch but I was wrong! I did add some salt to taste but recieved rave reviews from all the kids including a very picky 22 month old (who ate his whole taco...well the filling anyway). Thanks Waco Kid!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/24/2011
Didn't care for this. I can appreciate wanting to lower salt but removing it all together doesn't work. Also, the cumin doesn't stand out. Mexican flavors usually have more of a cumin taste. This recipe didn't work for me. Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2005
I hardly use store mixes because many include MSG (bad for kidneys) and other chemicals etc. While others may prefer the taste of the store packaged mix it maybe because of the MSG. I found that this really captured the taste of the typical taco seasoning packet without the mystery ingredients. Thanks for sharing it!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2007
I have tried using those taco mixes in the stores but this is the absolute BEST. My husband I do not like spicy food and this is not too spicy at all. Great recipe that I have recommended to my friends who enjoy it also. I will never use that store bought stuff again. Read More
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