Keto Taco Seasoning

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Learn how to make a delicious keto taco seasoning at home that is very tasty and quick to make. Use this homemade taco seasoning in tons of recipes such as tacos, burritos, salads, soups, and more!

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Usually, taco seasoning is high in sugar, maltodextrin, and other unhealthy ingredients.

This homemade gluten-free taco seasoning mix is much needed if you want a healthy and sugar-free spice 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 look at the ingredients of prepackaged seasonings.

My low carb taco salad and taco casserole are some of the most popular recipes on the blog, and I make them all the time, along with this delicious taco soup.

What is Taco Seasoning?

Taco seasoning is a popular blend of spices and herbs that are used in Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine to flavor ground beef or any other meats that are used as a filling for burritos, tacos, enchiladas, to season soups.

It’s typically made with chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and sometimes oregano and red pepper flakes.

Is Taco Seasoning Keto?

I was shocked to see that classic store-bought taco seasoning packets are full of unhealthy fillers like sugar, maltodextrin, potato starch, and canola oil. However, most store-bought taco seasonings can be included in a keto diet with moderation.

Here are some of the ingredients that you can find in most taco seasonings:

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As you see, only one serving (2 tsp) comes up to 3g carbs. The entire packet of taco contains 6 servings, so there are 18 grams of carbs. That’s way too high, and we can make a homemade alternative and avoid all the hidden carbs.

Once you try this simple 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 taco 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 spice mix recipe depending on your taste. For me, this is the perfect ratio of spices.

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.

For me, it’s more convenient to make a larger batch and store it in a little jar for further use.

Keto Taco Seasoning Ingredients

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.

Learn how you can create a healthy taco seasoning recipe that is delicious and super easy to make. If you want to avoid all the awful ingredients in the store seasonings, mixes take some time and make your own. My taco seasoning is very customizable. Play with the ingredients until you get the desired taste. Use it to season chicken, beef, and add it to soups or salads.

keto taco seasoning ingredients
  • Chili Powder covers up the most significant part of this taco seasoning recipe mix and adds a lot of spicy flavors. You can use cayenne pepper.
  • Cumin is one of my favorite condiments, and it adds a nutty strong warm flavor. Cumin is very popular in Mexican cuisine and is the main ingredient in curry powder.
  • Garlic and onion powder are my favorites and give most of the flavor to the spices mix. Do not use garlic salt.
  • Red Pepper Flakes – for increased spiciness.
  • Dried Oregano – is used for its earthy flavor.
  • Paprika – add a nice color and bright flavor to the spice.
  • Salt and Black Pepper to bring all the flavors together.

Making Your Own Keto Taco Seasoning

It’s super easy to make a delicious taco seasoning that allows you to control the quality of the ingredients and flavor profile.

You’ll need a small bowl to stir all the spices and herbs until well mixed.

Transfer the homemade keto taco seasoning mix to an airtight container or mansion jar and store it in a pantry or cupboard until ready to use.

Feel free to experiment and customize this blend to suit your preference.

How Much Taco Seasoning Per Pound of Meat?

You can use one or two tablespoons of taco seasoning for one lb ground meat or simply add it to taste. I use it to make a delicious low carb taco salad and it turns out insanely tasty.

You will save almost 17g of carbs by making taco seasoning at home.

However, you can adjust the amount of taco seasoning to your liking, so you can add more or less. I suggest starting with a smaller amount, then taste test, and gradually add more to achieve the desired flavor.

Do you prefer making your own spices mix or you just buy the pre-packaged ones?

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Tips for Adjusting the Flavor Profile of Low Carb Taco Seasoning

Here are some tips for adjusting the flavor profile of keto taco seasoning:

  • Spice level: Adjust the amount of chili powder or red pepper flakes to make the seasoning spicier or milder, depending on your preference.
  • Smokiness: Add smoked paprika instead of paprika.
  • Saltiness: Add more or less salt to the seasoning.
  • Sweetness: If you prefer a slightly sweet flavor, you can add a small amount of sweetener, such as erythritol or monk fruit.

Remember to adjust the seasonings gradually, tasting as you go until you achieve the desired flavor profile.

How To Store Taco Seasoning

I prefer making larger batches of taco seasoning at home and storing it in glass jars with a tight-fitting lid in a cool, dry place. You can label the container with the name of the seasoning and the date it was made.

I’d suggest consuming this seasoning within six months for maximum flavor.

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Healthy Keto Taco Seasoning – Sugar-free, Low Carb and Gluten Free

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Prep time 5 minutes
Yelds 12 servings


Learn how to make a delicious keto taco seasoning at home that is very tasty and quick to make. Use this homemade taco seasoning in tons of recipes such as tacos, burritos, salads, soups and more!
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  • In a small bowl, combine all ingredients together.
  • Store in an airtight container and place in a dry, cool area, away from light for up to 6 months.


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