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How To Make a Taco Seasoning Blend


If your recipe calls for taco seasoning and you don't have a package handy, use this easy-to-make substitute.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 5 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Spoon 1 tablespoon of minced dried onions in a small bowl or cup.
  2. Add 2 teaspoons of chili powder.
  3. Add 1 teaspoon of garlic powder.
  4. Add 1 teaspoon of cornstarch.
  5. Add 1 teaspoon of ground cumin.
  6. Add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper or hot paprika.
  7. Stir to blend.
  8. When using in a recipe, add salt, to taste.
  9. Makes the equivalent of a 1 1/4-ounce package of taco seasoning mix.


  1. Not just for tacos. You can use taco seasoning to spice up meatloaf, burgers, tomato sauce, casseroles, and dips. When you use this seasoning mix in a recipe, add salt to the recipe suit your taste.

What You Need

  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • Salt, to taste

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