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Homemade Taco Seasoning with smoked paprika

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Course spices
Cuisine Mexican
Author www.highlandsranchfoodie.com


  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon whole cumin seeds freshly toasted and ground, or 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoons hot smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion power
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mexican Oregano


  1. Put all the ingredients in a small jar and shake to combine. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month. 

  2. To use, break up 1 pound of ground beef in a wide skillet over medium heat. As soon as it starts to sizzle, sprinkle on 2-3 tablespoon of this taco seasoning and add 1 cup water. Continue stirring. As moisture cooks out of the meat and simmers, it will be thickened by the cornstarch.