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Homemade Low Carb Taco Seasoning

Whether you want one batch or ten, this deliciously flavourful low carb taco seasoning takes only a few moments to throw together.

You'll never need to buy packaged taco mix again after trying this easy Homemade Low Carb Taco Seasoning. Make a single or large batch to keep on hand!

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! 🙌🏻

Why it works

  1. Preservative free! This Low Carb Taco Seasoning uses 100% dried spices, making this a much healthier alternative to the store bought stuff.
  2. Easy to make – simply toss it all together for a deliciously easy recipe.
  3. Make a large batch so that all you have to do it grab a couple of spoonfuls from your taco stash to make your dish.
Low Carb Taco Seasoning in a little bowl.

Low Carb Taco Seasoning Ingredients

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. Here is what you will need:

  • chili powder
  • cumin
  • oregano
  • paprika
  • sea salt
  • ground black pepper
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • cayenne

Homemade Low Carb Taco Seasoning recipe

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.

Expert Tips

  1. Make a large batch so that you always have some taco seasoning on hand.
  2. Want your tacos a little sweeter/thicker? Go ahead and add a dash of your low carb sweetener of choice and/or a pinch of xanthan gum right before the tacos have finished cooking.
  3. Keep this seasoning in an air tight container in a cool, dark place like the back of a cupboard – it will last for months if stored properly!

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. These make an excellent Christmas gift for friends and family!

Boom. Gift giving done from the heart, for less effort and money. #likeaboss

Low Carb Taco Seasoning in a jar, tied with ribbon and a 'to: you, from: me' tag.

4 ways to do low carb tacos

Switch up taco night with these 4 different ways to enjoy Low Carb Tacos using a delicious homemade low carb taco seasoning.

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.

Love this recipe? Here are some others you might like:

Instant Pot Low Carb Chicken Taco Soup

Low Carb Baked Chicken Wings with Epic Dry Rub

Keto Butter Chicken

BBQ Roasted Almonds

Low Carb BBQ Sauce

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You'll never need to buy packaged taco mix again after trying this easy Homemade Low Carb Taco Seasoning. Make a single or large batch to keep on hand!

Homemade Low Carb Taco Seasoning

You’ll never need to buy packaged taco mix again after trying this easy Homemade Low Carb Taco Seasoning. Make a single or large batch to keep on hand!
5 from 14 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 batch
Author: Aleta

Ingredients

Single Batch

  • 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
  • tsp cayenne

Instructions

Equipment Needed

  • Bowl
  • Glass Jar (if making a large batch)

Directions

  • 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.

How to make Tacos

  • Heat a skillet on medium high heat and once hot, add your ground meat. Cook until the meat is no longer pink, then add 2.5 Tbsp homemade low carb taco seasoning per pound of meat. Stir, then add 1/4 cup water and bring to a low simmer. Once the water has reduced, your taco meat is all ready to go!
  • Check out these 4 Ways to Do Low Carb Tacos for taco ideas!

Notes

Expert Tips

  1. Make a large batch so that you always have some taco seasoning on hand.
  2. Want your tacos a little sweeter/thicker? Go ahead and add a dash of your low carb sweetener of choice and/or a pinch of xanthan gum right before the tacos have finished cooking.
  3. Keep this seasoning in an air tight container in a cool, dark place like the back of a cupboard – it will last for months if stored properly!

Nutrition Facts

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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tbsp | Calories: 15.7kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.96g | Protein: 0.53g | Fat: 0.57g | Sodium: 820mg | Fiber: 1.53g | Net Carbs: 1.43g
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34 Comments

  1. Doris Valladao

    Please post recipe for large batch
    Thanks

    • Hi Doris! In the recipe card, you can toggle the servings to however large a batch you would like to make 🙂 Just hover over the number of servings and a bar will appear where you can choose.

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