Taco Seasoning

This is a great alternative to the pre-packaged taco seasoning packets.  You control the spicy-ness and don’t have to worry about any mystery ingredients.

1 tbsp chili powder

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp onion powder

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (more or less to taste)

1/4 tsp dried oregano

1/2 tsp paprika

1 1/2 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

Mix all ingredients together in small bowl.  For tacos, brown ground beef and drain, then add spice mix to beef along with 1/4 to 1/2 cup water and simmer 5-10 minutes.

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4 Comments on “Taco Seasoning”

  1. Kimberly says:

    Would you modify this for Chicken?

    • dailylackey says:

      Nope….I make it the same way for both. I use a bit less cayenne than my recipe calls for…..my children do not appreciate any heat 🙂

      • dailylackey says:

        When I make chicken for tacos I use my slow cooker and some salsa mixed with the taco seasoning: dump a jar of salsa in slow cooker and add about 3 tbs of taco seasoning and mix around. Add chicken and toss to coat. Cook on low 8-10 hours, on high 4-6. Shred when cooked through and tender.

  2. Kimberly says:

    Very Good. I made it that way in the crockpot last week with my own salsa (and an extra jalapeno for Tony) and it was AMAZING. I rolled in bib lettuce instead of a tortilla. Was really good, Thank You! No mas seasoning packets.


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