3 tablespoons replaces 1 commercial seasoning packet.

Instead of using prepared packets of taco or fajita mixes, I realized how easy it is to make my own and save a full teaspoon of salt plus monosodium glutamate each time.

ground cumin 5 T
cumin seeds (optional) 1 T
chili powder 6 T
garlic powder (not salt) 1 tsp
onion flakes 1 tsp
black pepper 1/4 tsp
cayenne pepper (optional) 1/4 - 1/2 tsp


  • Mix ingredients together.
  • Place in empty spice bottle. Label and date the bottle.
  • Use 3 tablespoons of the mix in place of 1 packet of commercial taco or fajita seasoning.

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