Homemade Taco seasoning you can make from scratch is so quick and easy to make and much better, and cheaper, than the pre-made packets you buy in the grocery store.
For starters there’s no added starch like you find in some packs of ready made seasoning, if you’re gluten free like I am or if you’re following a low carb or Keto diet then this is important!
There’s around 2g net carbs per serving with my Homemade Taco seasoning , so not a lot if you’re adding it to a skillet of ground beef, or with some chicken.
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Tips for making homemade taco seasoning
- Use fresh spices, if your spices have been in your pantry for more than six months ditch them and buy new ones.
- Keep your homemade taco seasoning in an airtight container, this will help it to be more flavorful for longer.
- If you like some heat feel free to add in some cayenne pepper, I’m cooking for kids so I don’t usually add it.
- When cooking with it start with a tablespoon to about 1lb ground beef and go from there, if you think it needs more simply add it
- There’s minimal salt in this taco seasoning mixture because everyone’s tastes vary so you’ll need to taste and season more if you need to once the meat is cooked.
Related Seasoning Recipes
Italian Seasoning | Everything But the Bagel Seasoning | Homemade Lemon Pepper | Homemade Blackened Seasoning
Homemade Taco Seasoning
Quick and easy Taco Seasoning blend you can make at home.
- 4 tbsp chili powder
- 2.5 tbsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 2 tsp paprika
- 1.5 tsp salt
- 1.5 tsp black pepper
Mix all spices together, feel free to omit the salt and simply add that to taste when you cook with it.
Store in airtight container for up to six months.
3g net carbs per serving - serving size 1tbsp
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