Whether you want one batch or ten, this deliciously flavourful low carb taco seasoning takes only a few moments to throw together.Jump to Recipe
Ah yes, tacos.
Hands of those who fall to tacos when they are short on time or can’t think of anything to make… 🙋♀️
For me tacos aren’t just ‘oh crap, what about dinner?’ as I’m walking down the grocery isle. My family is always so, so pumped, when I say we are having them for dinner, especially Zoey. She loves to ‘make’ dinner and her favourite meal to make is tacos. So if I ever say out loud ‘what should I make for dinner tonight?’ I almost always hear her little voice pipe up ‘TAH-TOS!!!’
So, once upon a time, I used to buy taco seasoning. In packets. Yeah… that happened… more than once… until I began to actually read the labels on the food I was putting into my body. I couldn’t believe how much crap is in taco seasoning packets! Here is an example of a very popular taco seasoning:
Chili pepper, salt, maltodextrin, spice, onion powder, corn starch, yellow corn flour. Contains less than 2% of: partially hydrogenated soybean oil, silicon dioxide (anticaking agent), sunflower and/or cottonseed oil, natural flavor, ethoxyquin (preservative).
Pretty bad right?
How about, instead, we mix a whole bunch of spices together to create our own homemade low carb taco seasoning?
Let’s do it! 🙌🏻
What you’ll need to make Low Carb Taco Seasoning
Well you won’t be needing any maltodextrin, corn flour, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, silicon dioxide, sunflower and/or cottonseed oil, natural flavor or ethoxyquin!
What you will need is chili powder, cumin, oregano, paprika, sea salt, ground black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and cayenne.
Recipe for Homemade Low Carb Taco Seasoning
So, do you want to make a single batch? Test the flavour before you make a great big batch to keep on hand for all your taco seasoned needs? All you need to do is take whatever quantity you decide on and mix it all up in a bowl. It’s that easy.
When you are ready to make tacos, cook your meat until it’s no longer pink, stir in 2.5 tbsp Homemade Low Carb Taco Seasoning per pound and mix in about 1/4 c water. Let the taco meat simmer until the water has evaporated and the desired consistency has been reached.
Give the gift of Homemade Low Carb Taco Seasoning.
Wow, you are such a great friend! Going to all that ‘trouble’ to gift your new favourite, ridiculously delish, homemade low carb taco seasoning.
Reality? You spent half an hour and banged out a bunch of jars filled with your new favourite, ridiculously delish, homemade low carb taco seasoning, then tied each with a bow and a ‘for you’ tag.
Gift giving done from the heart, for less effort and money.
4 ways to do low carb tacos
Coming soon, a post all about different ways to make tacos… stay tuned!
Other ways to use this Low Carb Taco Seasoning
Yes, there are other ways to use this delicious spice blend. Here are some ideas:
- Making a 7 layer dip? Mix some of this low carb taco seasoning into the sour cream for an extra flavour boost.
- This delicious Low Carb Hot Bean and Cheese Dip requires some of this delicious low carb taco seasoning.
- Use as a dry rub for chicken wings! Yup, believe me, delicious! Smother wings in this rub the bake or air fry til crisp. Try sour cream and/or salsa for your wing dip 😋
- Mexican Scrambled Eggs are a pretty dang delicious way to start the day.
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Homemade Low Carb Taco Seasoning
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1 ½ tsp cumin
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp sea salt
- ½ tsp paprika
- ½ tsp ground black pepper
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp onion powder
- ⅛ tsp cayenne
- Glass Jar (if making a large batch)
- Mix ingredients together and use in your favourite taco recipes! Slide the bar over the serving size over to make a large batch to have on hand.
- For tacos, use 2.5 tbsp per pound of ground beef or chicken.
Nutrition facts are an estimate only! The ingredients you choose could have different nutritional values than the ingredients I have used.Deduct the fibre from total carbs to get a net carb value of 1.43 per tbsp.