A great basic taco seasoning. Vary the ingredients for more intensity.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 cups
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 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 flour, onion flakes, garlic, chili powder, oregano, cumin, and salt. Close lid securely, and shake well to mix contents. One half cup is equivalent to 1 (1.25 ounce) package of taco seasoning.

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Nutrition Facts

27 calories; protein 1g; carbohydrates 5.1g; fat 1g; sodium 441.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (66)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2007
YUMMY! I suggest putting the mix in an old plastic parmesan cheese shaker. That way you can sprinkle on as much as you want, or scoop it out of the other side. Plus the container holds a lot, and you can always see how much is left over. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/25/2004
I couldn't even finish two bites. I used this recipe to make taco meat for a salad. Even with ranch dressing I felt like my lips were going to fall off from the heat! I've never had that problem with the store-bought kind. If you like really hot tacos this is the recipes for you! Read More
(82)
84 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 49
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 2 stars
01/25/2004
I couldn't even finish two bites. I used this recipe to make taco meat for a salad. Even with ranch dressing I felt like my lips were going to fall off from the heat! I've never had that problem with the store-bought kind. If you like really hot tacos this is the recipes for you! Read More
(82)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2007
YUMMY! I suggest putting the mix in an old plastic parmesan cheese shaker. That way you can sprinkle on as much as you want, or scoop it out of the other side. Plus the container holds a lot, and you can always see how much is left over. Read More
(68)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Excellent for ground beef or turkey. This tastes better than store bought. Is less salty and more flavorful. I have already prepared my second batch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2008
Can't mess this one up! I needed a mexican seasoning for chicken that would ultimately be shredded and go into a mexican casserole so I made this only used onion powder garlic poder and omitted the cumin since I didn't have any. I was very loose with the measuring and it still turned out great. I threw in a dash of cayenne for some heat and my chicken turned out delicious. Can't screw this one up people!:) Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2007
I've been making this seasoning mix for several years now and will never switch back to the store-bought packages. Stores well and tastes great!! Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2007
We really enjoy this recipe. I like to add a can of diced tomatoes corn & black beans to the meat and seasoning when I prepare it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2003
This was an excellent recipe. I was in a crunch when I had already defrosted my meat and cut up the toppings for the tacos when I realized no seasoning. I had everything I need for this recipe in my pantry which was great. I just added a little more salt. I will definitely recommend to friends and family. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2007
FANTASTIC!!! My AUSSIE kids LOVE TACOS... so that has been the request for the past week... However I discovered that I didn't have a taco seasoning pkt in my pantry so as a last minute ditch I searched 'allrecipes' in hope that I would have the ingedients n my cupboards. Well it was a success. In fact all of my 3 children said that it was the BEST taco meat that they had ever had. Thank you!! Definately a WINNER at our house. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2010
This isn't bad. It isn't the greatest either. It's salty and salt of a sort that is a waste of your allotment of salt for the day. Switch the 4 tsp salt for 3 tsp (or even 2 if you're used to a lower salt diet) of chicken bouillon (or beef bouillon doesn't matter which though beef is better if you're subbing turkey for beef). You can always experiment with other spices in your pantry as well -- cayenne for heat cocoa for depth etc. It's a good base to tweak to your own tastes! EDIT: 7/16/10: The most valuable thing about this recipe vs. the more popular "Taco Seasoning I" on this site is that this recipe remembers to add flour while the other does not. Flour (or cornmeal or masa harina) helps your seasonings cook down & adhere to the meat. I use cornmeal because it also adds a good flavor but you can use whichever. Thanks again! Read More
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