Home Made Taco Seasoning Mix




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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. 


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Step 1: Ingredients

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

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

Mix everything together.

Step 4: Store in Jar

Store the seasoning in a jar or salt shaker.

Step 5: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts

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!

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    1 Questions

    How much of this would you use for 1 lb of beef? Thanks


    Hi Samuel! Thanks for the question~ I usually make a lot of hamburger so I am not sure how much for a pound. Here is what I recommend, Everyone's taste are so different especially when you consider how sensitive taste buds can be for some when eating spicy foods. I generally cook the hamburger long enough ( to safely taste it) and then add 1/4 teaspoon let's say and let it cook a minute and add more until it just right, and keep track of how many you used and label the jar accordingly. You will probably add more though, depending on how you make the beef. I learned a long time ago to make 1/2 of a new recipe and use smaller amounts of the seasonings you might not like, you can always add more during the last 5 minutes of the cooking time.


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

    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

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

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    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.

    Thanks Tarun, have a beautiful day!

    Congratulations on making the finalist!

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    Thanks shazni! I hope your day shines.

    Thanks, I really liked that picture also.

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

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

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

    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

    You are so right! Thank you:D

    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!


    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

    Ain't this place great!

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

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    Thanks for asking and I hope you like it!