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Updated September 25,  2013

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Taco/Burrito Seasoning
From the kitchen at Almira

For 4.0 pounds of ground beef
is the equivalent of four 1.25 oz (7 tsp ) Packets


2 1/2 tablespoons chili powder 

1 1/2 tablespoons paprika 

2 tablespoons cumin, adjust to taste 

2 teaspoons oregano, preferably Mexican oregano 

1 tablespoon garlic powder 

1 1/2 tablespoons onion flakes (minced dried onion) or 1 1/2 tablespoons onion powder 

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, adjust to taste 

1 teaspoon salt, adjust to taste 

(also salt helps to keep it fresh when storing)


Mix all spices together.

Store in airtight container. Will keep for 6 months to a year.

Seven teaspoons of this spice mix is the equivalent of one 1.25 oz packet of store bought taco seasoning. This recipe makes the equivalent of 4 spice packets.

To make tacos- mix 7 tsp (or 2 T and 1 t) to 1 lb ground meat that has been browned and drained of fat. Add 3/4 cup water and stir to blend. Cook til water has evaporated.