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Anything authentic about "Taco Seasoning"?

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Anything authentic about "Taco Seasoning"?

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bigipps | | Sep 3, 2009 10:08 AM

Ok, so recently I picked up Chicken taco seasoning instead of Beef Taco seasoning at the store, and since I didn't have time to fix my mistake, I looked up a recipe to make it myself. And, what do you know, it turned out pretty good!

That got me thinking though, I would guess that the "Taco Seasoning" is the americanized twist on a more authentic seasoning or sause. If so, why shouldn't I make that instead? That's why I'm here. Where did this Taco Seasoning come from? What dish is it based on?

The ingredients in a spice pack are along the lines of:

Chili powder
Paprika
Salt
onion
Cumin
Cayenne pepper
Garlic powder
Sugar
Ground oregano
parsley

I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

Cheers.

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