Tabatha's Taco Seasoning Mix

Tabatha Bucci


One night for dinner my husand wanted me to make nachos. I had everything for it, but no taco seasoning for the meat. So, I started playing around with my spices and I came up with this recipe. And, he loved it. And now, I don't ever buy prepared taco seasoning mixes any more.

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10 Min


No-Cook or Other


2 tsp
chili powder
1 tsp
garlic powder
1 tsp
onion powder
1 + tsp
cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp
all spice, ground
1 1/2 tsp
cinnamon, ground
1/2 tsp
cumin, ground
1 tsp
1 tsp
oregano, dried
1 1/2 tsp
kosher salt
1 tsp
pepper, ground
2 tsp
cocoa powder

Directions Step-By-Step

Combine all and store in an air tight container until needed.

Occaisionally, I like to add 1-2 tsps of Chipotle chii Powder to it as well.

Also, if 1 tsp of Cayenne pepper is not hot enough for you add more. Otherwise, if it is too hot, you can use 1/2 tsp for medium and 1/4 tsp for mild.
For Example:
1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained
Put back in pan and add 2-4 Tbsps. of the taco seasoning and 2/3 cup of water; mix. Cook on med-low for about 5-10 minutes. Stirring occaisionally. Serve on tacos or tortilla chips with toppings.
You can also use this seasoning on chicken as well for chicken tacos or Quesadillas.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #taco