Seasoning, Flavored Oil and Flavored Vinegar Recipes

The Ultimate Taco Seasoning Mix

Taco Seasoning

Yield: 3 batches


  • 6 tablespoons minced onion
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon oregano
  • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch


  1. Using a mini food processor (a blender would probably work, too), chop the minced onions until smaller.
  2. Put the remaining ingredients in with the minced onions and process until you have a powder with mini pieces of onion.
  3. Label and use within 6 months.


To make this REALLY REALLY spicy, add 1/8 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes to the blender. (Try the recipe as is first, before adding the red pepper flakes.)

3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon is equal to one store bought package of taco seasoning mix.

To Use: Combine 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon mix with 1 pound cooked meat. Add 1/2 cup water; stir. Cook on low, covered, for about 10 minutes.

Posted by kdipaolo at Recipe Goldmine June 1, 2001.