Low sodium homemade taco seasoning is easy, quick, and delicious.
Sure, you can buy taco seasoning in a packet. It’s also quick and easy. Buy 3 or 4 at time and you’ll always have some on hand for Taco Tuesday or Southwest Tater Tot Casserole.
But The Salt! The Chemicals!
Yeah. I hear you. I have high blood pressure and have to watch my salt intake too.
And, while I am not a super clean eater, I do look at those taco packets and think “Why is that ingredient in there? Do I really want to eat it?”
Not if I don’t need to.
It’s Easy To Make Your Own Homemade Taco Seasoning
It doesn’t take more than 5 minutes to measure out and mix your own taco seasoning.
We buy our spices in bulk because we use them so often. We also tend to buy store brand where possible. I’m sure there is a difference between name brand and store brand, but thus far–at least in terms of this recipe–we can’t tell a difference.
All you have to do to make this homemade taco seasoning is line up your ingredients, get out your measuring spoons, and pile it all in a plastic container. Put a lid on it, shake to combine, and you’re ready to go.
Next Up: Taco Tuesday
Brown the ground beef or ground turkey and drain the fat, then add 2.5 tablespoons of homemade taco seasoning and 1/2 cup of water for each pound of meat. Mix and let simmer until thickened. Spoon into flour or corn tortillas and add your favorite toppings, such as onion, tomato, cheese and cilantro.
I also suggest that you leave out the salt completely from the homemade taco seasoning. The remaining spices are tasty enough without the added salt.
In fact, I started leaving it out months ago without telling my family…they never noticed.
Shhhhh…. Don’t tell.
Homemade Low Sodium Taco Seasoning
- 2 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 1 tsp paprika
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp oregano
- ½ tsp red pepper flakes
- ½ tsp onion powder
- 2 tsp fresh ground pepper
- 2 tsp salt (OPTIONAL)
- Mix all ingredients. Store in an airtight container.
- Add 2½ tablespoons of taco seasoning per 1 pound of meat.