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Alton Brown’s Taco Seasoning

Alton Brown’s Taco Seasoning

Good morning!

I hope you all had a great Memorial day. My little family went up to South Lake Tahoe to our family cabin for the weekend. We went hiking a couple of times and the kids absolutely loved it.

The cabin was so much fun, too. It was a bit cold so we had to get the fireplace going along with two heaters, but we all had fun.

taco seasoning2Today, I’d like to share a great homemade taco seasoning recipe with you. I love making taco at home, but I’m a bit particular when it comes to taco seasoning.

taco seasoning6My husband, especially, prefers homemade seasoning to store bought ones – one, because he doesn’t like onions so he can’t stand onion powder in seasonings.

taco seasoning5This is Alton Brown’s recipe that I adapted – but here is another taco seasoning that I love.

Alton Brown’s Taco Seasoning
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Adapted from Food Network
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1½ teaspoons hot smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl or container. Store up to 1 month in an airtight container.



5 Responses to “Alton Brown’s Taco Seasoning”

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    Juliana — May 29, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Your taco looks fabulous…and yes, I love all the seasoning!
    Hope you are having a great week Sook :)

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    uh... — May 6, 2014 at 11:11 am

    How exactly is this recipe “adapted” from Alton Brown’s? It is word for word on ingredient amounts and ingredients. If you want to use another’s recipe then just use it and give credit. Saying you “adapted” it means you took it, changed it, and made it your own version. What you did here is stealing plain and simple.

    • Sook replied: — May 7th, 2014 @ 1:21 pm

      Dear “Uh” if that’s even your name,

      I wanted to let you know that recipes aren’t copyrighted and also I have posted my own pictures and also placed a link to his recipe. I am so sick and tired of people like you making hate comment on my blog. If you are going to harass bloggers, at least have courage to post your name so I know who exactly is posting this. I am sorry that I said “adapted” but I disagree. I did not “steal” anyone’s recipe. If you have problems with people blogging about other people’s recipes, you should not be visiting blogs. Or are you visiting food blogs just to harass people. I feel sorry for you. Sorry that you have so much time on your hand to make people’s lives miserable by making these types of comments. I try to ignore people like you. You have no idea who you hurt with your comments. Have you ever thought to yourself. Your comment might hurt people’s feelings greatly. Maybe they are moms with several kids that never really have any time to spare but try to do her best to cook dinners and blogging has really helped her with that. I am not a chef. I am not even a professional blogger. I apologize if my word “adapted” offended you greatly. English isn’t my first language. I guess you have a problem with that. I hope in the future, you word your opinions in a more polite manner. I hope that you know that your intentionally rude comments make people like me feel horrible and make me want to cry. Because maybe I wasn’t having the best day of my life and you made it even worse. Thanks for that.

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    uh... — May 18, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Lighten up? It wasn’t the end of the world?
    If all it takes is one grumpy comment to ruin your day and make you cry then perhaps you should take some time off. OR you could take the comment for the actual criticism it was and make the corrections? Like I said… adapted means that you took a recipe and changed some things and made it your own version. And every moron knows that you cant copyright recipes. It’s how you portray them that counts.
    Have a great day, take comfort in the knowledge that I won’t be back as I cause you too much stress to live life and that is not my intent.


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