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Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix Recipe

Author: Angela Marinelli, M.S., M.Ed.


  • 2 TBS coarse sea salt
  • 2 TBS cumin
  • 2 TBS dried cilantro
  • 1 TBS chili powder
  • 1 TBS chipotle powder
  • 1 TBS paprika
  • 1 TBS garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp red pepper flakes optional, depending how much heat you like


  • Measure out and mix all ingredients together in a small mixing bowl.
  • Make sure they are blended well.
  • Pour into a small jar. (I use an old spice jar that I've washed, dried, and relabeled.)
  • Use 1 1/2 - 2 tbsp of taco seasoning mix for 1 lb. of meat OR 1 lb. of beans and rice if going vegetarian, depending how spicy you like it.
  • Recipe makes enough to season about 6 lbs of your favorite lean meat.


Copywright: Angela Marinelli, M.S., M.Ed., Nourishment Connection 2013