MYO Mixes- taco seasoning and chilli powder

At the last MOPS meeting I attended we made taco seasoning from scratch and bagged it up in a decorative bag. I used mine last night and it was great! The whole family loved it! But of coarse being the crunchy mama I am I thought... "there has to be a way to make your own chilli powder too, I hate the nasty additives in the store bought stuff". With a little research I found out that yes you can make it yourself!  Admit it, I know you are all excited to know how to MYO taco seasoning and chilli powder! Aren't you!?

Without further delay here are the recipes! Enjoy!

* T. = tablespoon and t. = teaspoon ;-)

Chilli powder


    • 6 dried red chilies, mild to medium heat (like ancho)
    • 3 dried red chilies, high heat (like cayenne)
    • 1 T. good quality ground paprika
    • 2 T. cumin seeds, toasted and ground
    • 2 T. garlic powder
    • 1 T. ground Mexican Oregano
    • Sea salt as desired


Heat your oven to 250ºF. Remove stems seeds from chilies. Arrange chilies in single layer on baking sheet and toast for about 5 min. Remover smaller ones before they burn and toast larger ones a little longer, maybe 5 minutes. They all need to be very dry. You can also do this on a BBQ for a nice smoky flavor. Let cool and break into pieces. Pulverize in blender, or grinder, to a powder. Add remaining ingredients and blend until combined. Store in an airtight container.
  • Adjust the hot/mild pepper ratio for your taste by substituting equal amounts. 
  • Salt to taste or leave out, most store bought chilli powder does have salt.

 Taco Seasoning
            4 T. chilli powder
            1 t. garlic powder
            1 t. onion powder
            1 t. red pepper flakes
            1 t. mexican oregano
            2 t. paprika
            2 T. ground cumin
            4 t. sea salt
            4 teaspoons pepper

Mix all ingredients and add 3-4 T. to about a pound of meat. This makes a batch good for several uses. 

10 "Heap on wood, kindle the fire, consume the flesh, and spice it well, and let the bones be burned." Ezekiel 24:10 KJV

I hope these recipes are a blessing to you, and to anyone you want to share them with. Feel free to link back to my blog if you'd like to share this post!



  1. Yum that sounds delicious
    Thank you
    Blessings Anna

  2. Thanks Anna! Blessings to you too.
    It does sound yummy huh! I love tacos, and burritos, home made of coarse.

  3. I always make my own taco seasoning but have never tried chili - I can't wait to try!


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