Christmas in July – Homemade Taco Seasoning

For my second gift idea this week, I went with a simple gift. Remember those crockpot chicken tacos I made last summer? With the homemade taco seasoning? Hubby and I love that taco seasoning. We use it anywhere you would normally use a packet of store-bought taco seasoning. We love it so much we thought it would be great to share with our family and friends.

So we mixed up a VERY large batch of the seasoning. I ordered some cute little jars and again put labels on them including instructions of how to make the taco seasoning when people ran out. I saved the label files if anyone is interested in them. Just shoot me an email.

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Homemade Taco Seasoning

Yield: 2 1/2 Tbsp is equal to one packet from the store


3 Tbsp chili powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp dried onion flakes
3/4 tsp garlic powder
3/4 tsp oregano
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp paprika
1 1/2 Tbsp cumin
2 1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 Tbsp black pepper


Mix it all together! The mix can be stored in an airtight container for up to a year!

Recipe from Sweet Life Kitchen

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10 Responses to “Tzatziki sauce”

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    Lara — July 7, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    its pronounced “zat-zee-kee” and is a staple in Greek cuisine! Its great as a dip, as you point out, but it is also delicious if you use it to make a chicken gyro sandwich(pita pocket, grilled chicken, red onion, feta, tomatoes, and tzatziki.

    P.S. I love your blog!

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    Renee — July 7, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    I love tzatziki 🙂

    I’ve always pronounced it like the above poster but our waiter at a greek restaurant pronounced it “tah-zee-kee” and I’ve been wondering since then if I pronounce it wrong.

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    Sweet and Savory — July 7, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Beantown Baker is a wonderful blog filled with good food and great photos. The recipes sound delectable. My Sweet and Savory is featuring your blog, this week. We are proud of our choice.

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    Debbi Does Dinner Healthy — July 7, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    I just made this last week and posted a version on my blog and we LOVED it! So cool and creamy and tasty! Thanks!

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    roxan — July 7, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Thanks for the recipe! I LOVE LOVE LOVE dill, and also tzatziki. I put dill in so many things that it doesn’t belong in. 🙂

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    Jen — July 7, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Just wait to see what is coming on Friday Lara!

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    Amanda — July 7, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Sam will be excited for this recipe…tzatziki is one of his current faves.

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — July 7, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Tzatziki sauce is so perfect for these hot summer days!

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    We Are Not Martha — July 8, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    This looks so awesome! And now it has me craving some falafel. I made a super simple tzatziki a year or so ago, but yours is absolutely beautiful 🙂


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    Shannon — July 14, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    My Greek friend told me it’s “tah-zee-kee”, which is how I pronounced it last week in Greece. Hoo-boy, my order was loaded with 10x more garlic than I ever put in my own batches at home! But it’s so, so good, and like a previous comment said, great for the summer when you need a break from plain ol’ salsa.

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