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Taco Seasoning


  • ¼ cup ancho chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ to 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes to taste
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp ground cumin
  • 3 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper

For making tacos:

  • 2 tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot or tapioca flour
  • 1 cup cold water


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small jar or airtight container.
  2. To use: Use 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning in place of a packet of store-bought taco seasoning. Combine 2 tablespoons cornstarch (or arrowroot or tapioca flour) with 1 cup cold water and stir to dissolve cornstarch. In a large sauté pan set over medium-high heat, brown 1 lb ground beef, turkey or chicken, add seasoning and cornstarch-water mixture, and simmer over low heat until liquid has thickened.


Source: Smells Like Home