Homemade Sazon

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I love Mexican food. We frequently have “Taco Night” around here. I love tacos because you can put out all the fixins and everyone can customize their own. I also love taco leftovers in a Taco Salad the next day! Sometimes I just want the salad and I don’t buy the taco shells kit that comes with the seasoning. This is what led me to create my own homemade sazon.

I love the flavor of Sazon packets, but not the preservatives and MSG. Sazon is Spanish for seasoning and that’s just what I needed so I experimented with different spices until I came up with my own blend that has just the tiniest bit of kick to it, but adds tons of flavor to my taco salad, and other Mexican dishes.

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Taco Salad

My Taco Salad is made with seasoned ground beef over lettuce and tomatoes and topped with shredded cheese and chopped fresh cilantro. I love to serve it with some avocado slices too.

Homemade Sazon

homemade sazon


  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne


  1. Mix all ingredients in a jar and shake well until combined.
  2. Use 1 tablespoon Sazon per pound of meat in your recipe.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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Rule of thumb – about a tablespoon of Sazon per pound of meat

Homemade Sazon is great for ground beef in tacos, but I also like to use it on my chicken when I make fajitas. The blend of spices is perfect for seasoning any meat or even shrimp!

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Season chicken for fajitas too

I make chicken fajitas by cutting chicken, onion and peppers in strips and frying them in a large skillet. I use 1 tablespoon of canola oil and 1 tablespoon of my Homemade Sazon. It’s a super easy and quick dinner. It’s healthy and it tastes fantastic. My family likes to wrap it up in flour tortillas but the chicken and veggies alone taste great with a sprinkling of fresh chopped cilantro too.

What is your favorite Mexican dish? Try spicing it up with your own Homemade Sazon next time you make it!

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