Learn how to make a healthy keto taco seasoning that is very tasty and has only clean ingredients.
Usually, taco seasoning is high in sugar, maltodextrin, and other unhealthy ingredients.
Keto homemade taco seasoning is much needed if you want a healthy and sugar-free condiment to add to some of your favorite Mexican meals.
I usually read the ingredient list of all the products I am buying. When I first started the ketogenic diet, it never occurred to me to take a look at the ingredients of prepackaged seasonings.
I was shocked to see that a classing taco seasoning is full of unhealthy ingredients like sugar, maltodextrin, potato starch, canola oil.
Here are some the ingredients that you can find in most of the taco seasonings.
The nasty part is that only one serving (2 tsp) comes up to 3g carbs. The entire packet contains 6 servings, so the total carb content for the whole content is 18 grams. That’s way too high and we can make a homemade alternative and avoid all the hidden carbs.
Once you try this simple recipe taco seasoning recipe, you’ll never return to the store packets.
I love to use it on chicken, beef, soups and in many other delicious recipes that need to be a little-spiced up.
If you want to avoid all the unnecessary additives in store bought seasoning, you should start to gather the main ingredients and mix them up in a tasty combo of flavors, perfect for many dishes.
You can easily customize this, recipe depending on your taste. For me, this is the perfect ratio of condiments, and all the members of my family are huge fans of anything spicy.
If you want to cook for the kids, you can create a mild taco seasoning by simply reducing the amount of chili powder and skip the crushed red pepper flakes.
What are the ingredients of the keto taco seasoning?
For me, it’s more convenient to make a larger batch and store it in a little jar for further use.
This recipe is naturally gluten-free because it only uses condiments but you have to double check the packets to make sure it doesn’t have traces of gluten.
- 1/4 cup Chili Powder
- 1/4 cup Ground Cumin
- 1 1/4 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
- 1 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 1/4 tsp Onion Powder
- 1 1/4 tsp Dried Oregano
- 2 1/2 tsp Paprika
- 2 tbsp Pink Himalayan Salt
- 1 Tbsp Black Pepper
You can use 1-2 tbsp of my taco seasoning for one lb ground meat or simply add it to taste.You will save almost 17g of carbs by making taco seasoning at home.
I used it to make a delicious low carb taco salad and it turned out insanely tasty.
The ingredients below make enough seasoning as one 1.25oz packet oz store-bought taco seasoning. I prefer making spices on my own because I can adjust the quantity and watch the quality of the ingredients.
Single serving taco seasoning ingredients
- 1 Tbsp Chili Powder
- 1 Tbsp Ground Cumin
- 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/4 tsp Onion Powder
- 1/4 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
- 1/4 tsp Dried Oregano
- 1/2 tsp Paprika
- 1 tsp Pink Himalayan Salt
- 1 tsp Black Pepper (optional
Eating as clean as possible is so important to me right now because it’s the only thing that keeps my skin clean and my mind clearer. Lately, I avoid eating at restaurants as much as possible even that it’s 100% to eat keto out.
Healthy Keto Taco Seasoning – Sugar-free, Low Carb & Gluten Free
- In a small bowl, combine all ingredients together.
- Store in an airtight container and place in a dry, cool area, away from light for 6 months.
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Chili Powder covers up the most significant part of this taco seasoning recipe mix and adds a lot of spicy flavors.
Cumin is one of my favorite condiments and it adds a nutty strong warm flavor. Cumin is very popular in the Mexican cuisine and is the main ingredients in the curry powder.
Garlic and onion powder are my favorites and give most of the flavor to the spices mix.
Do you prefer to make your own spices mixes or you just buy the pre-packaged ones?