Taco Seasoning

“Too many taco seasonings have MSG, by making your own seasoning, you can eliminate the MSG without having to read all the labels.” – Calla Ferre

“For ground beef tacos, I generally prefer our other Taco recipe; however, for a more classic flavor it is nice to have this spice blend available. I do make a couple changes. I halve both the salt and the cumin and add 1 teaspoon Paprika for color.” – April Ferre

Taco Seasoning

Course: Miscellaneous
Cuisine: Mexican


  • 2 Teaspoons Minced Dried Onion
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cornstarch
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Oregano


  • Makes 2 Tablespoons; enough to season 1 Pound Ground Beef.
  • Add 1/4 Cup Water to ground beef along with the seasoning. May add Paprika for an orange coloring.

2010 Recipe – Calla Ferre – From the San Jose Mercury News