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Homemade Taco Seasoning

Whole cumin seeds and ground cumin

Seed and ground cumin

Recipe 1

1 tablespoon chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

Oregano growing in a pot

Oregano growing in a pot

Recipe 2
6 teaspoons chili powder
5 teaspoons paprika
4 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
2 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

I don’t use this recipe for just taco’s, you can add it to any Italian or Mexican dish and I have used it in chili. Add to taste. Make up several of these and combine into a large spice container for use when ever you need it. The second recipe has cornstarch in it so it would be used as a thickening agent of any juices in the meats or sauces you are making.

A bowl of chili powder made from dried ancho c...

A bowl of chili powder made from dried ancho chili peppers and peyote. Ancho chili powder purchased from The Spice House of Evanston, Illinois, United States.