Pepperika 7 Pepper Hot Taco Seasoning Review

We really enjoyed writing our review of Pepperika 7 Pepper Hot Sauce. When we ordered the hot sauce, owner/creator Brian Westerfield included a nice surprise – 2 packs of his new Pepperika 7 Pepper Hot Taco Seasoning for review.
I jokingly told him it would have to stand up to my own Mega’s Taco Seasoning recipe.

pepperika 7 pepper taco seasoning 2 pack

True to the name, there are in fact 7 peppers listed in the ingredients of this little packet of taco seasoning.
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Cinco de Mayo:
Homemade Taco Seasoning And Cocktails

A long time ago, a small Mexican army defeated a large French army (the Mexican part), and we can now celebrate Cinco de Mayo with food and booze (the American part) with the same enthusiasm and gusto of your average daily American Happy Hour!

First off, you’re going to need a great taco seasoning recipe, and those envelopes just won’t do! Make your own at home using our exclusive recipe from the single most popular post on HotSauceDaily.com ever, Mega’s Taco Seasoning.

Use this easy, versatile seasoning for Tacos, Burritos, Nachos, enchiladas and even Sliders (mini-burgers)!

Of course you’ll need some good adult beverages… such as a Paloma, Mexicola, Beer Margaritas, or Beer Micheladas to sip while you enjoy the best tacos or burritos that you’ve ever made!

And if you want a really classic Margarita, check out my 3-2-1 Margarita recipe that calls for 3 parts Tequilla, 2 parts Cointreau, and 1 part fresh Lime juice!


Happy Cinco de Mayo to all of you Gringos and Gringas out there!

Mega’s Taco Seasoning Recipe

What a great taco seasoning recipe.

You’ll never go back to those “envelopes” again!

homemade taco seasoning

This makes enough to season about 2lbs of ground beef, IF you like your seasoning on the mild side. I usually double or quadruple this recipe, because I like it hot, and there will be enough for the next time.

  • 1 Tablespoon and 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1-3/4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons black pepper

Yield = 8 1/4 teaspoons

Since you have to get out the 9 spices to mix this up, why not double or quadruple this recipe? Just store it in an air tight container.

As for how much to add to the meat, eyeball it, and let it simmer 5-10 minutes before tasting for flavor. I prefer 3 Tablespoons per pound of meat… and it gets hot!
Want it a bit milder for the family? Go with 2 Tbs per pound of meat. Anything less, and you won’t get the taco flavor.

Basic Taco Meat instructions

  1. Brown the ground beef
  2. Add some diced onion (about 1/2 cup per pound)
  3. Saute 5 – 7 minutes
  4. Drain excess grease
  5. Add small can diced green chiles (4 oz can)
  6. Combine and add the Taco Seasoning
  7. Add 1/2 cup water per pound of meat
  8. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until liquid is reduced to desired consistency

If you try this taco seasoning recipe, please let me know how you liked it by leaving a comment.
I promise you, more than any other promise I’ve made on this website, that this is THE best taco recipe ever!

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