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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 38.1
  • Total Fat: 2.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 82.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 6.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.4 g
  • Protein: 1.5 g

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Taco Seasoning

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Taco Seasoning

Introduction

Ditch those packets from the supermarket, and whip up a batch of this simple, tasty taco seasoning!
Ditch those packets from the supermarket, and whip up a batch of this simple, tasty taco seasoning!

Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    1 tablespoon chili powder
    1 teaspoon ground cumin
    1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Directions

Combine all. Store in closed container.





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  • 95 of 98 people found this review helpful
    I make a taco seasoning similar to this, and use it in chili, enchiladas, etc. To your recipe above I add 2 tsp. cocoa powder, 2 tsp granulated garlic, 1 tsp. adobo seasoning (which contains some salt). You can also add smoked chili powder (chipotle) if you like a little hotter and spicier. - 11/2/09

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  • 53 of 59 people found this review helpful
    If you make this and are going totally salt free, be sure to check the label of the chili powder. Some contain salt, since commercial chili powders, like curry powder, are a combination of spices. - 11/2/09

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  • Very Good
    45 of 45 people found this review helpful
    Spicy, Spicy, Spicy! Good for a no-salt version, though! For anyone asking, I used this is crockpot salsa chicken which calls for 1/2 package. This recipe was enough to season the entire pot. - 11/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    44 of 46 people found this review helpful
    I've used something very similar to this for several years. Our recipe just adds 1 tsp. of oregano. This is so simple I don't even mix it, but just add the ingredients separately when a recipe calls for Taco Seasoning. - 11/2/09

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  • 35 of 40 people found this review helpful
    Great for us watching sodium! Appreciate the recipe. t = teaspoon, T = tablespoon. When I grew up that was taught in Home Ec. - 12/19/09

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  • 31 of 37 people found this review helpful
    I've been making my own taco seasoning for tacos for years as well. Sometimes I use salt and pepper only. Other times, I use cumin, chili powder, garlic and onion powder. After you add whatever spices you choose, add water to deglaze the pan and simmer for about 10 mins. - 8/27/09

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  • 26 of 31 people found this review helpful
    i'm not a big fan of cumin so i use 6 tsp chili powder, 5 tsp paprika, 3 tsp onion powder, 2 1/2 tsp garlic powder, and 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper. enjoy - 12/24/09

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  • 25 of 25 people found this review helpful
    I just wanted to comment that this spice blend is not truly salt-free unless you are careful to buy a chili powder without salt. Many of the common brands (such as MCCormick) list salt in the ingredients. I buy all of my spices from Penzey's, who do not add salt to their chili powder. - 12/28/09

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  • Very Good
    25 of 26 people found this review helpful
    I add garlic powder - 11/2/09

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  • 19 of 20 people found this review helpful
    what a great recipe and the idea of making it in bulk I added some dehydrated onion flakes to mine - 9/11/09

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  • Very Good
    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
    I love that it not only has no salt, but also no MSG, like the packets at the grocery store! Thanks! - 11/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
    This was great it hit the spot for taco flavor!! I add chopped onion and garlic to my meat too! - 1/6/10

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    So good! I add a dash of garlic just because I love garlic. It tastes just like the real thing, my boyfriend couldn't even tell the difference. - 10/4/10

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  • Very Good
    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I've been making my own seasoning mixes for quite some time. It is reassuring to know that I am using foods without all the added ingredients and preservatives. This taco seasoning recipe is easy to make and can be modified to fit personal taste preferences. - 11/2/09

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  • 7 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I'm confused. Where are the 2.1g fat coming from? Looks good otherwise!! - 11/2/09

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  • 6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This is the old standard - before fancy packaging! Not to mention how much money you will save in a year doing it this way instead of $.99 a package!! - 12/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Easy, tasty, and not salty! - 1/5/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Made this tonight for a casserole and it tasted great. We watch our sodium so this is perfect. It's cheaper than the envelopes. - 1/4/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    All these years, I have been buying Taco Seasoning. This is great. Thank you verymuch - 12/24/09

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  • 5 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Where is the fat coming from? - 11/3/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I make my own too, but add garlic salt, onion pieces and cayenne pepper. - 11/2/09

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    great recipe the family loved it!!! it's nice knowing what is going into the seasoning instead of buying it prepackaged! - 1/6/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I love it! So tasty and nice not having to run to the store for taco seasoning as I have these spices in the pantry always! Thanks! - 12/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    So easy and no salt! - 12/19/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    A delightful taco seasoning! - 11/22/09

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  • Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Has anyone noticed a discrepancy between this recipe and Chef Meg's recipe in the SparkPeople Cookbook? In the cookbook it's 3 parts cumin,1 part chili powder , 1 part red pepper flakes.. here is 3 parts chili powder,1 part cumin,1 part red pepper flakes. I use the cookbook version and love it. - 7/7/12

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  • Good
    3 of 10 people found this review helpful
    simple, wheres the black & red pepper? - 8/2/09

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  • 3 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Is this the equivalent of one packet of taco seasoning I wonder? I will want to try this as we love tacos and taco seasoning used in other dishes, but I hate to use much of it because I try to cook low sodium. - 7/30/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Are the calorie and fat amounts for this quantity correct? - it seems quite high for simply spices. - 5/22/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Really Good but I add garlic powder & onion powder. Good otherwise though. - 5/12/10

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I make my own taco/chili seasonings. I always add Onion and garlic to my meat while cooking. I do not use Red ppper flakes.
    My Great Grandmother made all of her spices and blends from fresh herbs. I wish I had her recipes but she never wrote anything down. - 4/19/10

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is great! It's a little "heated" for me, but the boy loved it. Added garlic & onion powders to the recipe. We'll be making this again! - 3/30/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is tasty and spicy, just like I like it. - 2/11/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was very good nice and spicey! - 2/2/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I tried this yesterday and my husband loved it. He is suppose to watch his salt, so this was perfect. I did add a bit of garlic powder, as some people suggested. I think next time I will add a little bit of flour or corn starch to thicken it just a bit. The flavor was excellent. - 1/18/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I love it! Low sodium and great flavor - I will never buy taco seasoning again :) - 1/4/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    We made the Taco Filing receipe from Fionnualla posted on sparkpeople and used this as the taco seasoning the receipe called for. Was not spicy at all when used in that receipe. Perfect flavoring! The kids and the skeptic hubby loved it enough to say we will not be buying packets in the future. - 12/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is good for Indian Food too---specially for flavouring Vegetables!!! - 12/25/09

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I use a bit more chili but its good - 12/24/09

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  • Good
    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    A little spicy but still great alternative! - 12/19/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! - 12/1/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Perfect! And, a big money saver too! I can't remember the last time that I purchased a package of the salt filled pouches that the grocery store sells. - 11/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is wonderful...I add about a tsp. of nutritional yeast..adds a little cheesy flavor and is chock full of vitamins and good for you! - 11/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Use this all the time...it is great!
    Sharlene - 11/3/09

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  • O.K.
    2 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I really don't understand this recipe Is this the amount that would be in the package, ??????? - 11/2/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Simple and easy, just the way I like to do things sometimes. Thanx for the recipe. - 11/2/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    How wonderful that you shared this recipe with others. I, also, make my own and add dry, minced onion and garlic to this recipe. I also add about 1/4 C of water to the seasonings in a pan and let it deglaze (simmer) until the meat mixture is just right! Yum! And, no salt just flavor! - 10/12/09

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  • 2 of 8 people found this review helpful
    For my taco seasoning I use chili powder, smoked sea salt, and a little ground mustard. I stopped using iodize salt, and started using sea salt. One day i found, without hunting, some smoked sea salt at Krogers. It doesn't take much when you use smoked sea salt. - 8/13/09

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  • 2 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I wish I could try this but my husband can't have cumin. Any suggestions for substitutes? I miss taco seasoning! - 8/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I luv this recipe, it sounds just perfect. - 10/23/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    On spark recipes it is

    3 t chili powder
    1 t ground cumin
    1 t red pepper flakes

    On the cookbook it is

    3 tablespoons ground cumin
    1 tablespoon chili powder
    1 tablespoon red chili flakes

    Something is wrong… Spark recipes seasoning is the best
    - 7/16/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Easy to make, easy to use, and easy to omit the red pepper flakes if you're not looking for hot flavor. - 5/30/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    also add 2t cocoa powder, 2 tsp granulated onion or garlic,chili powder - 5/22/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Many people don't realize that the majority of chili powders out there contain a blend of seasonings, one of which is salt. (Chile powder is true ground chiles) Granted the recipe is going to be FAR lower in salt than commercial. Thanks for the tip! - 4/5/11

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Meg is using pre-packaged Chili powder. I was concerned where the high calorie and sodium content came from. Grind your won chili powder! - 11/5/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Glad to have taco seasoning without the salt! - 11/2/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thank you,Chef Meg... This is a great savings over the seasoning packets!! - 11/2/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is so good! Easy to make and tastes fabulous. Thanks for sharing this!!! - 11/2/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used this recipe on my mexican salad for potluck. Nobody noticed the lack of salt! thanks for the low /no sodium option! - 10/24/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love this recipe for taco seasoning. I just add and subtract red pepper depending on who is here for dinner, love the LOW salt. I use this all the time! - 10/19/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We like this better than the packets. - 10/11/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great, can't wait to try! - 9/22/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Note: 3 t equals 1 T...3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon... - 9/18/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful! Had to use this tonight as we were out of low sodium taco seasoning. This is awesome. Won't buy packets again. Will experiment with mix and some other seasonings. - 8/31/10

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I enjoyed it, but since I was trying to make tacos and didn't have the "package directions" I felt a bit lost. What should I add to the seasoning to make tacos? - 8/17/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe! I am done with buying taco seasoning packets. - 7/14/10

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I want to keep my sodium intake low, so will try this mix. I've never bought store-bought seasoning mixes because of the salt content. - 6/26/10

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love the idea of a no salt taco seasoning. Adding it to my recipes. - 6/26/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is great! I use it in chili and other recipes that call for taco seasoning. I love that it's MSG free. DOWN WITH MSG!!! - 1/29/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Sounds easy enough to make - 1/27/10

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  • Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I add coriander in equal portion with cumin, and I use ground red pepper powder in lieu of the chili powder and the flakes. I don't use the onion or garlic powders because I use fresh garlic and onions. - 12/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Aregular combination I use for a special bbq rub also besides for mexican dishes - 12/24/09

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    very simple! I like it! - 12/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    GREAT RECIPE ! - 12/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for the recipe. The cumin really adds a nice flavor. - 12/19/09

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  • 1 of 10 people found this review helpful
    looks good - 12/19/09

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I prepare and can my own hot pepper sauce which in addition to a medley of chili peppers contains garlic, ginger, and a dash of red wine. Our culinary tastes remain southeast asian so I retain a large supply to share with our many friends! So, we use this in our taco sauce with the cumin/cayenne. - 12/19/09

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I make taco seasoning with garlic powder, cumin, onion powder, and chili powder. This looks like a good alternative for a salt-free spicy version. - 11/22/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Have used this before in my tacos... sometimes I add oregano and parsley, or when I make chicken I use it, substituting basil for the red pepper flakes (I might use a bit of fresh ground black pepper though) - 11/14/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Good idea to reduce salt. I add garlic and onion power for more flavor. - 11/9/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I love this, it is similar to mine, I just add a tad bit of Oregano and Paprika to mine, but this is great too. 1 Pkt of Taco seasoning by the way is 3 Tbsp. - 11/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This sounds great. I like to put Taco seasoning on my plain popcorn and think I will try this. - 11/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe since I'm just beginning to learn to cook better for my health! - 11/2/09

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    1 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Thank you for sharing - 11/2/09

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  • 1 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I've been making my taco seasoning for years...mix chili powder, salt....to taste, and about a tablespoon of flour. The mixes are expensive, and way too salty...but no salt is blah - 8/4/09

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  • Why so many carbs ???? AND calories ???? - 7/9/14

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  • We like seasoning! This just didn't seem to be much so I added other seasonings. It smelled really good. I used the entire amount I made in a recipe that called for only 2 tbsp of this mix. So glad I made the mistake. We could barely taste the flavor even tho I used the entire amount! - 2/1/14

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  • Mixed it with oil and poured over oyster crackers and mixed well. Then put it in a air tight container. - 12/30/13

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  • I used this as seasoning for chicken fajitas. The whole family loved it. - 12/27/13

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  • Great recipe, just needs the garlic powder. - 9/15/13

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  • I"ve added Cornstarch to it 2 then add some water to make a gravy out of it for a creamier saucy taco mix,just like Ortega/Taco Bell.I add about 2 tsp.& add 2 Tablespoons of water at a time I also drain the fat from the ground beef - 6/20/13

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  • We all still prefer the stuff in the bottle, tastes a lot better! - 6/1/13

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  • So easy to make , how can you go wrong - 2/27/13

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  • I make this differently according to the Taco Seasoning packet with my own ingredients and I will get into that later. I will probably post my recipe for this in my recipe collection. This one does well but it just doesn't taste the same as your packaged Taco Seasoning. I already posted once. - 2/27/13

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  • love this !! - 1/12/13

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  • This recipe was a hit with my husband and son. Who needs the packaged stuff from the store when this was easy, spicy and delish! - 1/10/13

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  • I have used this on chicken for fajita style chicken tacos, and also on ground turkey for tacos, and it was very good in both. Easy to make in small batches, and you don't have to go out and buy several different spices, which can get expensive These are spices I keep in my pantry already. - 11/18/12

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  • Loved it! It is sooo good, addicting - 11/9/12

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  • I like to add coconut flour in also. It adds healthy fiber without being noticed :-) - 11/4/12

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  • Love it! - 10/23/12

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