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Taco Seasoning


  • 2tablespoons paprika
  • 2tablespoons dried onion flakes
  • 4teaspoons cornstarch
  • 4teaspoons chili powder
  • 3tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1⁄2teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1⁄2teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1⁄2teaspoon coriander


  • Combine together in a container with a tight fitting lid.
  • Use 3 to 4 Tablespoons of mix and 1/4 cup of water per pound of meat.


  • Jmommy209

    This is excellent! I have been seasoning my own taco meat for a while, but this is much better than what I was making. My only suggestion is to add salt. I made some and sent it to my sister, who didn’t add salt when she made tacos, and she said it was just so so. I added salt to my batch and it was awesome.

  • janice.omalley

    I really liked the combination of flavors in this recipe. Although I made some changes since my husband cannot have onions or peppers. I omitted them and added 1 tbsp of seasoning salt, salt and pepper to taste, 1/2 a tsp of cinnamon. In hindsight, I think I would have added a little bit more coriander since I didn’t really taste it. Great work on the combination of flavors.

  • The Esquire

    Fantastic recipe! So wonderful to know what exactly went into the seasoning mixture without all those extra “unknowns” that you often find on the package’s ingredient listing. Great for low sodium diets. This recipe is a keeper! Thank you for sharing, Michael T!

  • Chef Pollo

    This was a good recipe. I made only 1/2 and had a bit leftover, doing a 1lb of beef. If I made the whole recipe, I think I would have gotten 3 servings? Anyway, a wee bit spicy and I definitely added salt. It was good, but a lot of spices and it wasn’t complete love. I appreciate the recipe tho’, thanks for sharing!

  • amydietrichmark

    This was just okay in my opinion. I did add salt, like others suggested, however, the flavor just wasn’t “taco” to me.

  • sassafrasnanc

    Great mix!! I ground whole cumin and coriander seeds to give it that fresh flavor!! Wonderful! I used it for beef and shredded chicken tacos! Thanks so much!

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  • Soup Queen

    Of all the taco seasoning recipes on the ‘zaar, I chose this one because it had coriander and no bouillon. I left out the crushed red pepper flakes (household of weenies)and used it to make crockpot chicken taco meat (#4957). It was very close to the flavor I have been looking for. I ended up adding a little more garlic powder, 1 tablespoon of brown sugar per 3 tablespoons of mix, and a few generous dashes of cinnamon. It’s very good, and I will probably tweak it a little more, after I see what it tastes like after sitting overnight (if there is any left!) Thanks for posting

  • adopt a greyhound

    Great seasoning. I have used this recipe many times and love it.

  • Ms. Poppy

    I cut the recipe in half and that equaled about 1.25 oz. With the cooked meat I added 1 oz of the seasoning mix along with 3/4 cup of water. I brought it to a boil and cooked and stirred for 5 mins. The chicken turned out wonderful, lots of flavor.