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Copycat Taco Bell Taco Seasoning Recipe

This CopyCat Taco Bell Taco Seasoning is made with straight-forward ingredients that can be pulled from your spice cupboard or found easily in the grocery store with basic spices. But don’t be fooled. If you’ve made your own taco seasoning before, pay attention. The ingredients in this simply copycat Taco Bell recipe are very different (and maybe even surprising!) from your traditional taco seasoning, and the flavor can’t be beat.

HOW TO MAKE COPYCAT TACO BELL TACO SEASONING

We always double or triple this recipe because the seasoning stores up fantastically, and it tastes so much butter than what you can buy in the packets! Use what you need and keep any extra in a sealed container.

The name of the game here is mixing the dry ingredients. That is all. Just mix them up in a bowl to create your own taco seasoning mix, and use it immediately or store in a sealed container.

Use this Seasoning to Make Crunchy Beef Tacos!

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our recipe for Copycat Taco Bell Crunchy Beef Tacos. This will seson your taco meat right in the skillet. Stir, then simmer, add to your taco shells and top with your favorite toppings (like lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, sour cream, etc.) For a hot tip: try heating your filled taco shells in the oven for about 10 minutes before serving. You won’t believe the difference! YUM!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you add taco seasoning before or after you drain the meat?

Add it after! Drain the meat, then stir in your seasoning and simmer.

Can you put taco seasoning on raw meat?

You can do anything you want, and it often depends on the recipe you’re making.

How much taco seasoning do I need for two pounds of meat?

Use two tablespoons for every pound of meat. So for two pounds of meat, you’ll use four tablespoons of taco seasoning.

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Copycat Taco Bell Taco Seasoning Recipe

This CopyCat Taco Bell Taco Seasoning is made with straight-forward ingredients that can be pulled from your spice cupboard or found easily in the grocery store with basic spices. But don’t be fooled. If you’ve made your own taco seasoning before, pay attention. The ingredients in this simply copycat Taco Bell recipe are very different (and maybe even surprising!) from your traditional taco seasoning.

  • Total Time: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 tablespoons 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 TBS Flour
  • 2 TBS Corn Starch
  • 4 tsp Beef Bouillion
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Salt
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a large, sealable container. Shake it up or mix. 

Notes

Makes 4 tablespoons of taco seasoning. Use 2 tablespoons for every 1 lb of ground beef in place of a traditional taco seasoning packet.

  • Author: Anna Luther
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 0 min
  • Category: seasoning
  • Method: mix
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: Taco seasoning, Taco Bell, Copycat, Mexican, Tacos

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