Friday, July 27, 2012

Food Friday - Taco Seasoning

Taco Seasoning
adapted from 5 Dollar Dinners

We love tacos in this house but, honestly, we haven't had them in awhile because we got so tired of the pre-made mix pouches.  They were either really salty or had a lot of chili powder in the mix.  I switched to the Chicken Taco concept instead but went on a search for a good Taco Seasoning recipe.  I've tried a few along the way and have found that this particular one was perfect.  My husband told me to stop looking and just use this recipe.  I'm going to post the recipe and then, after the recipe, I'll share exactly what I did and how much I used :-)


  • 1 part chili powder
  • 1 part ground cumin
  • 1 part garlic powder
  • 1 part onion powder
  • 1/4 – 1/2 part crushed red pepper


  1. Mix all the spices together and store in an airtight container. I store mine in the freezer!
  2. Use sparingly. Or liberally!
My Thoughts:
In the original recipe, the "1 part" referred to a whole jar of each spice.  Do you have any idea how much seasoning that would make?  I did not want to do that and have something I didn't like OR have it get all clumpy.  I did 1 Tablespoon of each item (but I left out the red pepper).  Then, I used 2 pounds of ground beef and added 2 Teaspoons of seasoning  per pound.  For us, that was about perfect - some of you would like less and some would like more.  I just kept tasting it after every teaspoon full.  I still have enough left for several more rounds of Tacos.  :-)