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Homemade Taco Mix and Easy Slow Cooker Taco's

Updated on April 12, 2013


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I don't know if you have ever looked at the ingredient list on a taco seasoning mix, but it is horrifying!! I decided for the health of my family, I would start making my own mix, to keep on hand for quick easy meals. My kids love tacos, mainly due to the topping bar. Everyone can customize their own to taste.

I also love using my slow cooker on weeknights to make dinner time a breeze. This taco seasoning can be added to chicken breasts, along with jarred salsa for chicken tacos. Just shred with two forks before serving. I sometimes roll this in tortillas to make quick enchiladas and bake in the oven.

The best thing about this recipe, is you can control the amount of salt according to your own dietary restrictions. Enjoy!

Ingredients for Taco Seasoning

  • 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 2 Teaspoons Onion Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt, Can be omitted

Taco Seasoning Mix

  1. Combine all spice ingredients in a bowl, and store in an airtight container in a dark cupboard.
  2. 2 Tablespoons of mix can be added to 1 pound of cooked ground meat, with 3/4 cup water for traditional tacos. Simmer for 15 minutes on the stove top.

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Recipe

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 8 hours
Ready in: 8 hours 5 min
Yields: 10

In a Slow Cooker, layer 4 chicken breasts, 1 recipe of taco mix and 1 cup of your favorite salsa. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Shred with two forks. Serve in soft or hard tortillas with typical taco toppings. Cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes, thin sliced lettuce, green onions, chopped jalapenos, fresh cilantro, lime wedges are all great ideas.

Layer Chicken then taco seasoning in crockpot
Layer Chicken then taco seasoning in crockpot
Top with 1 cup salsa
Top with 1 cup salsa
After 6-8 hours shred the chicken with 2 forks
After 6-8 hours shred the chicken with 2 forks


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      kitkat1141 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Grace-Wolf-30, thanks for looking!

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      Grace-Wolf-30 4 years ago from England