Taco spice mix

    10 min

    A mixture of spices and a little cornflour for thickening, that closely resembles the packaged taco spice sachets you might find in the supermarket. There is no salt in this mixture.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 2 tablespoons chilli powder
    • 5 teaspoons paprika
    • 4 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornflour
    • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

    Prep:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. In a jar with a tight fitting lid, combine chili powder, paprika, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper and cornflour. Close lid securely, and shake well to mix contents. 7 teaspoons is equivalent to 1 sachet of taco seasoning.

    Onion powder?

    If you cannot find onion powder, use dried onion.

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     -  02 Sep 2010


    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!  -  09 Mar 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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.  -  30 Apr 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)