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Need to make my own taco seasoning....

What combo of spices should I use?


Asked by Kimedbs at 5:32 PM on May. 27, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • Chili flakes, salt, pepper, cayenne, and you could use some oregano. I am making ground beef tacos tonight so I am doing the same. I wish I had some pork shoulder. I could make Carnita tacos! Mmmm.


    Answer by momavanessa at 5:35 PM on May. 27, 2011

  • Same as above, but add onion powder, paprika/cumin for flavor. OH! And lime.

    Answer by Felixkitty at 5:48 PM on May. 27, 2011

  • I've seen many recipes for it, but the only one I remember the site is - she has a few seasoning blends (dry ranch, taco, etc).

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:41 PM on May. 27, 2011

  • I made chicken tacos and I cooked the chicken on the grill. I made my own rub of oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, paprika, cayenne, salt and pepper. I blacken the chicken and then shredded it. Very good all of it was gone fast. Lime wedges to squeeze over the tacos is a must.


    Answer by chaiteamomma at 7:41 PM on May. 27, 2011

  • 1 tsp. chili powder
    1/2 tsp. salt
    3/4 tsp. paprika
    1/4 tsp. garlic powder
    3/4 tsp. cumin
    A pinch of cayenne
    1/2 tsp. onion powder

    Simply mix everything together and store in a jar. You can easily make a large batch of this to share with friends or to last you for awhile. To use: Add 2 T. taco seasoning mixture (or to taste) to every 1 pound of cooked ground beef or chicken. My friend also likes to saute shrimp in this to top a salad with

    Answer by KateDinVA at 8:11 PM on May. 27, 2011

  • Taco Seasoning:
    4.5 tsp. paprika;
    1 tsp. cumin powder;
    0.5 tsp. oregano;
    1 tsp. chili powder;
    1 tsp. onion powder;
    0.25 tsp. lemon powder (optional, I've never used it);
    1 tsp. salt;
    1 tsp. sugar;
    0.5 tsp. garlic powder;
    1 tsp. flour;
    0.5 tsp. cocoa powder

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:16 PM on May. 28, 2011