Introduction: Home Made Taco Seasoning Mix

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Have you ever heard that New Mexico has the best tasting Mexican food in the US? Do you know which US state produces the most chile peppers? Yep you guessed correctly! The hot dry climate of New Mexico is perfect for growing plump delicious chile peppers. In fact, New Mexican's do not spell (chile . . . chili to distinguish between the chili bean and the chile pepper.

Bring New Mexican cuisine to your table by making this home made taco seasoning mix, that will save you time and money. Let's get started. Oh, I almost forgot this is an entry for the Mexican food contest and if you find it worthy of your vote I appreciate it. 


Step 1: Ingredients

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List of ingredients:

2-3 Tablespoons Chile powder ( New Mexican grown is the best! )
2 Tablespoons Cumin
1-2 Tablespoons Weber Kick-N- chicken seasoning 
2 teaspoons Cilantro leaves 
2 teaspoons Garlic powder
1 teaspoon Onion Powder
1-2 teaspoons salt ( sea salt is best, I just did not have any).
2 teaspoons Cayenne pepper
2-3 teaspoons Lemon pepper
1 teaspoon cinnamon 
Bowl, whisk,and measuring spoons 

Small jar with lid
Makes about 1/2 cup of Taco seasoning mix




Step 2: Measure Ingredients

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Measure the ingredients:

Chile powder,cumin,cilantro leaves,cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, lemon pepper, cinnamon, and kick-N-chicken seasoning. 

Step 3: Mix Together

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Mix everything together.

Step 4: Store in Jar

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Store the seasoning in a jar or salt shaker.

Step 5: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts

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I use this seasoning when I make tacos, chili , and enchiladas. Now that you have made this New Mexican taco seasoning mix, you can make some New Mexican tacos. Enjoy!

I wish to thank Instructables, our sponsors, contributors, and all my visitors for making this a great place to share. Thanks for stopping by and do have a safe and happy day!



SparkySolar (author)2015-02-15

i will make a cookbook with all your recipes

sunshiine (author)SparkySolar2015-02-19

Oh, will love to see it when you are finished. thanks for commenting and have a super day.

SparkySolar (author)sunshiine2015-02-19

Well its going to be little while , as My situation is hopefully changing to the better.
But I will share it with you.
first I will have to try them all

faiza007 (author)2014-03-28

congratulations sunshiine..! :)
i should take photography classes from you..cover pic is so incredibly awesome and the editing is A1 :D

sunshiine (author)faiza0072014-03-29

Thanks, I have really been trying to work on my picture quality. I used pixlr from our options on instructables to edit and used the manual settings on my camera adjusting the white balance. My daughter taught me how and it makes a big difference. Happy to help if I can.

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)2014-03-29

Wow...Congratulations !!!! Sunshiine :)

Thanks Tarun, have a beautiful day!

shazni (author)2014-03-28

Congratulations on making the finalist!

sunshiine (author)shazni2014-03-28

Thanks shazni! I hope your day shines.

shazni (author)2014-03-19

love your cover picture :-)

sunshiine (author)shazni2014-03-19

Thanks, I really liked that picture also.

hunter999 (author)2014-03-13

Very nice again sunshiine! This is definitely worthy of my vote for the Mexican contest (I will vote when accepted) :D

That first thats what I call high quality! :-))))

sunshiine (author)hunter9992014-03-13

Spread the love in that we all can't win every time LOL. It would be grand if we could though!

hunter999 (author)sunshiine2014-03-14

Yeah, it would be awesome if we all won, but that won't make it special as winning a prize would be considered normal! It was fun though and I enjoyed every moment of building the Heart and sharing it on this fabulous site!

Thanks sunshiine and thank you 'Ibles :D

sunshiine (author)hunter9992014-03-14

You are so right! Thank you:D

sunshiine (author)hunter9992014-03-13

Thanks hunter! I wish the best for you with your heart lego. I voted! I expected it to win in the valentines contest. We need to spread the love! Have a great day!


hunter999 (author)sunshiine2014-03-14

No problem! Thanks for your support! I really do appreciate it. Even if I did not win the prize, it was definitiely worth it - being featured and recieving all the awesome feedback! I am so grateful for your vote sunshiine, thanks. I will try to spread the love :-) You too have a great day :D

sunshiine (author)hunter9992014-03-14

Ain't this place great!

blacketier (author)2014-03-13

Home much seasoning do you use for a pound of meat?

sunshiine (author)blacketier2014-03-13

Thanks for asking and I hope you like it!


sunshiine (author)blacketier2014-03-13

I use about 1 Tablespoon. When I am trying a new seasoning mix I add about 1/2 of what the recipe calls for and when the meat is cooked long enough to taste I check to see if I like it.If I like it, I add more if I think it needs it. I hate to throw out food because I used a seasoning that I did not like.

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)2014-03-13

Along with the recipe I loved the Cover Picture so much :), no wonder why you were so anxious to make it cover picture LOL.

LOL!I was! It just so happened that the overlay worked perfect for this picture! Thank you Tarun or stopping by I always appreciate your kind remarks!


The overlay is super cool :). Thank you sunshiine :)

My thanks to you!

Ryanoxpqz (author)2014-03-13

WOOHOO! I'm the 1000th viewer!

sunshiine (author)Ryanoxpqz2014-03-13

I see that now! Thanks! Have an awesome evening!


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