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Homemade Keto Taco Seasoning

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

A pile of Keto Taco Seasoning in front of a couple of keto Tacos.

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! 🙌🏻

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.

A black bowl with all ingredients used to make Keto Taco Seasoning.

How to make Keto 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.

Low Carb Taco Seasoning in a little bowl.
A jar of Keto Taco Seasoning.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there carbs in taco seasoning?

In store bought taco seasoning you’ll find ingredients like sugar and cornstarch or flour. That’s why it’s best to make your own Keto taco seasoning at home. This recipe does have some carbs, but it’s from the herbs and spices, not unnecessary ingredients.

How long can low carb taco seasoning be stored for?

If stored properly, this Keto taco seasoning should last 1-2 years! That’s why I like to make a big ol’ batch and just keep it stored in an air tight bag or jar.

What are all the ways to use Keto Taco Seasoning?

Besides Keto Tacos, you’ve gotta try making a 7 Layer Dip or Hot Bean and Cheese Dip, and pair it with Low Carb Tortilla Chips. Use this Keto taco mix as a dry rub for chicken wings, or in scrambled eggs with peppers and cheese!

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A pile of keto taco seasoning in front of two keto tacos.

Homemade Keto Taco Seasoning

You'll never need to buy packaged taco mix again after trying this easy Homemade Keto 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

  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 can last for 1-2 years 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.

  2. 5 stars
    Great recipe. I like to add 1 Tablespoon of tomato paste & Erythritol to taste (I use about 1-2 teaspoons) to this when cooking and it really kicks up the flavor a few notches. We use it for taco salads and it’s one of my favorites!

  3. 5 stars
    I am saving this recipe, I love homemade spice rubs. Homemade seasonings and spices are always the best. It’s healthier and so much better for your taste buds

  4. This is perfect! I love the idea of having a ready made jar of spices to pull out of the cabinet. Tacos are definitely a go to staple when we need something quick and this will make it even faster!

  5. So now you have me thinking twice about buying taco seasoning in packets. I’ll definitely have to give your recipe a shot. Thanks for educating us.

  6. 5 stars
    I’m with you! I don’t like all those additives added to some brands of seasoning. Thanks for the recipe!

  7. This is so much better than those packets at the store. Gonna need to make some to have on hand for all our Taco Tuesday!

  8. 5 stars
    I just made tacos and I couldn’t believe all the ingredients that are included in the packet! For now on, I’m making this homemade version! The last thing I want to feed my family is something that doesn’t need to be added. I love this quick and easy blend!

  9. 5 stars
    Oooh, I’ve got to try this sometime! When it comes to spices, homemade is always so much more fun and tasty. 🙂 We use taco seasoning all the time in my house, so I’m sure this will become a staple soon!

  10. Marisa Franca Stewart

    5 stars
    Homemade seasoning blends are the best. I wish I would have had this recipe years ago when I was buying dozens of packets of taco seasoning! You had to be chemist to understand some of the ingredients. I’m going to put the ingredients on my grocery list so I can make my own.

  11. Kelly Anthony

    5 stars
    This is so perfect. I always forget taco seasoning at the store. Having it at home is a life saver!

  12. 5 stars
    Homemade is always better! And this looks like the perfect blend of seasonings for tacos

  13. 5 stars
    For as often as I use taco seasoning, this is a must have in my house! I love homemade over store bought any day.

  14. 5 stars
    Love making seasoning blends at home. You can customize it just the way you like. Plus, you can control the salt content.

  15. 5 stars
    You have no idea how much taco seasoning we go through in our house! I started making our own a few years ago as the store-bought stuff just has too much sodium! Love the seasonings in this one! Now I want tacos for dinner!

  16. I always make my own taco seasoning – and we’re actually eating lower carb right now so this is perfect! It’s definitely making me crave tacos!!

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