Taco seasoning, simple and easy

Mixing your own taco seasoning is incredibly simple and easy. The advantage is that it contains no sugar, it is cheaper and in my opinion much tastier. The spices you use are a simple mix of spices you usually have at home. You can choose to mix a lot and save the taco spices in a jar if you always want a ready-made taco spice mix at home. My tip is that you use whole cumin seeds that you grind or grind to get its taste right. Cumin is the most important ingredient in the taco mix. Cumin is widely used in Latin American cuisine, and gives a warm and slightly bitter taste. You can use garlic and onion powder in the spice mix, or you use a clove of garlic and a yellow onion when you cook the meat instead.

Taco seasoning ingredients

Enough for about 1 kg of minced meat

  • 1/2-1 teaspoon chili powder, depending on how strong you want it
  • 1 tablespoon cumin (preferably freshly ground)
  • 2 tablespoons paprika powder
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 / 2-1 teaspoon cayenne powder depending on how strong you want it
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder, or you squeeze a clove of garlic into the minced meat instead
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder, or you use a finely chopped onion that you fry with the meat


  1. Grind the cumin and place in a bowl. Alternatively, use pre-ground.
  2. Then add the other spices and stir. If you use onions and a clove of garlic then you add them when you fry the meat.
  3. Use as a regular taco seasoning.

Fry the minced meat, then pour in the spice and add 2 dl of water. Stir and simmer on medium heat until all liquid is gone. Stir every now and then.

©Malin Nordblom

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