Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Cooking With Chef Babs

Simple Taco Seasoning

Approximately 1/2 cup

servings

5 minutes

active time

5 minutes

total time

Ingredients

2 tablespoons chile powder (See Notes)

1.5 teaspoons of kosher salt (use half as much if using table salt)

2 teaspoons of oregano (preferably Mexican, see Notes)

1 tablespoon of garlic powder

2 teaspoons of ground cumin

1 teaspoon of sugar

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon of paprika (preferably smoked)

1 teaspoon ground coriander

Directions

- Add the ingredients to a bowl and mix thoroughly. Store in a sealed container and keep out of sunlight to ensure the flavor of the spices lasts longer.

- Feel free to adust the ratios however you want! Too spicy? Add a little more sugar and remove some of the chile and cayenne powder. Want a little more citrus flavor? Add some more coriander powder.

Notes

There is a difference between chili and chile powder. Chile powder (with an E) is going to be pure ground peppers of a particular type. chipotle, ancho, and guajillo are the most common ones outside of cayenne. ChilI powder (with an I) is going to be a mixture of ground peppers with salt and other spices like garlic and oregano. Feel free to use whichever one you happen to have on hand, but if you want a little more control over the flavor opt for the chile powder of your preference.

Mexican oregano has a bit of a different flavor than the normal oregano used in many Italian dishes. It is also typically also sold whole, so you will need a mortar and pestle or some other way to grind it before making use of it.

Approximately 1/2 cup

servings

5 minutes

active time

5 minutes

total time
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