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Taco Spices

Posted on June 7, 2010 | 2 Comments

Once you’ve mixed your own taco spices, you’ll never use pre-packaged taco seasoning again. This combination of ingredients is the perfect seasoning for any taco filling. It also does wonders on a quick homemade bean burrito (soft tortilla, refried beans, diced onion, and a few generous shakes of taco spices).

Taco Spices

Taco Spices

Mix the following:
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

Store it just as you would store other spices.

You’ve probably seen a similar or the same recipe floating around the internet, and I’m fairly certain that’s where I ran across it years ago. I’ve tried many and this certainly is the best.

As a side note, I’ve never found this seasoning to flavor plain rice very well, but every now and then I’ll be creating some new Mexi-meal and it will work perfectly there too, so it’s not a bad idea to keep this on-hand!


2 Responses to “Taco Spices”

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    June 9th, 2012 @ 8:39 pm

    [...] shredded avocado, roughly mashed with a pinch of salt, pepper, and a hint of lemon or lime juice taco spices (or chili powder and [...]

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    October 5th, 2012 @ 5:40 am

    [...] serves 2-3): 1 can (or 2 cups) chickpeas, rinsed and well drained 2 teaspoons (or to taste) homemade taco spices 1 tablespoon canola or vegetable [...]

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