Taco Seasoning

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"I stopped buying those expensive little packets to season a pound of ground beef. It is so easy to make your own out of spices you already have! If you like things more spicy, just add a little more of each spice."

Original recipe yields 1 serving


  • Serving Size: 1 (133.2 g)
  • Calories 36
  • Total Fat - 1.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 1230.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 5.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.9 g
  • Sugars - 1.5 g
  • Protein - 1.3 g
  • Calcium - 34.3 mg
  • Iron - 2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Combine ingredients and add to 1 pound of browned and drained ground beef or cooked diced chicken and stir in water slowly to desired consistency. You want it a little soupy to start with. Simmer 5 minutes to thicken up. Enjoy! I sometimes add in one tsp of onion flakes in while simmering if I don't add onions while browning the meat.

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No special items needed.



Nice flavor combination and so much less salt than commercial seasoning packets. A tasty and economical recipe. Thanks Dissie!

review by:
(30 Sep 2017)


I am so happy you posted it! It has fast become a staple in my cupboard because we love our Mexican and this is used frequently by us! It's so cheap to make and you can have it in your cupboard ready to go at a moments notice. No trips to the store from now on!

review by:
(26 Sep 2012)


I made up a batch of this to have ahead. It sure beats the heck out of the prices at the store making it at home. My meat was fully flavored and the spices were right on.

review by:
(18 Feb 2012)