Sazon (The Dry Mix)

"Found at This is a recipe a lot of people have been looking for; I hope it's what everyone wanted. If you can't find annatto, substitute paprika. NOTE: This is a copycat recipe, which is why the amount of salt is so high. If you want the same taste as commercial brands, use it all. If you don't want so much, feel free to adjust it to your taste, or leave it out entirely."
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Ready In:
5 tablespoons




  • Combine all ingredients and mix well.
  • Store in an airtight container.
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of this mix equals one packet of commercial sazon.

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  1. thank you -- this recipe was a life saver. it was so much better then the packaged. i added about 1 tsp dried cilantro as well and my arroz con gandules came out perfect -- thank you so much
  2. After making this up I did a wee taste test as I'm not at all familiar with this blend but I love all of the ingredients so knew that it would be well liked. I have to say that for us it was far to salt heavy. I added another Tbsp of everything other than salt and it was greatly improved. I used it that night on sirloin tip steak for dinner and it was delicious. The next morning I added some to scrambled eggs and that too was a winner. :D
  3. This added to my fried chicken flour mix ( 2tbl for 10 pieces of chicken) was amazing. Goya also makes a no-salt or low salt version for those who thought it was salty. I substituted MSG (Accent) for the salt as we are also trying to cut down on our sodium.
  4. Used this in a picadillo recipe calling for sazon, and it's bubbling away and reducing for dinner as we speak. To my smell and taste, this is really similar to taco seasoning, but there are some nuance differences. They might be more pronounced had I not had to sub the paprika as suggested in the instructions, but I don't know. I've never had the pre-packaged seasoning, but I think this is really good. I'll probably just stick with this to avoid the pre-packaged and to control my sodium. Thanks for sharing.
  5. Good flavour masha Allah. I used paprika and garlic salt, no extra salt. Used in recipe#386355. I would make this spice mix again.


  1. I failed to mention that I added 1 tea of turmeric to the spice blend to give the fried chicken a golden color.



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