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No sugar added! Make up a bulk mix of this healthy Homemade Taco Seasoning for an easy mexican dinner and great taco flavor.
If there was a list of things that you should know about me and food, the first thing on the list would be that I REALLY LOVE peanut butter and chocolate.
But right next to it would be that I LOVE tacos. They are one of my favorite meals. I’ll take taco flavor any way I can get it, whether in corn casserole, taco pizza or taco dip.
There was actually a time when I didn’t love tacos. It was just something about the flavor I didn’t like. Then I realized it was the store bought seasoning mixes. They were just too….something. I could not put my finger on it, but I didn’t love the flavor.
Are you wanting something more than just a little packet from the store, but don’t want to waste your time on making taco seasoning for just one meal? You can make this Homemade Taco Seasoning easily and you can make a lot of it.
There are nine seasonings in our taco seasoning recipe:
Our taco seasoning is sugar free! If you start checking labels, many store bought packets of taco seasoning contain sugar. If you are following a Whole30, Paleo, Keto or Low Carb diet, you’ll want to stay away from that added sugar and make your own.
It’s easy. Trust me!
Simply mix up the ingredients in a bowl and store them in an airtight container.
Really…that’s it. Please note that there are a few seasonings that make this spicy such as crushed red pepper flakes, chili powder and black pepper. If you’d like to tone down the spiciness, start with cutting back on the red pepper flakes.
Use about 2-3 tablespoons for each pound of ground beef or chicken. Unless you may happen to like really spicy. Then you can add as much seasoning as you want.
When we make this recipe, we do not add water to the taco meat. Sometimes store bought packets will call for water. That’s because they seasoning packets have a “thickener” in them that makes the taco meat have a thicker sauce. We don’t really care for that, so we leave the thickener…and the water…out.
This recipe makes about 1 ½ cups and can be stored in an airtight container for 6 months.
Sometimes when we make tacos, we end up with meat leftover. That’s when my family gets creative!
What is your favorite way to use leftover taco meat?
Adapted from allrecipes.com
Hi! I wanted to try this recipe this week and was wondering if we are supposed to drain the meat before adding the seasoning? I know usually the meat is always drained but in this case I was wondering since there is no water involved for the actual seasoning. Thanks in advance!
My husband is diabetic. I’m absolutely going to try this. It sounds great. I’m excited about trying this.
Another wonderful recipe. Thanks so much and have a Wonderful Day!
Could regular salt be used in this recipe for the Homemade Taco Seasoning, instead of sea salt? Thank you very much for your help.
This recipe was delicious, it tastes so much better than the premade store bought stuff. Highly recommend this recipe!
We tried this recipe tonight for dinner. We cooked up 1.5 lbs of ultra thin steak and added 4Tbsp to 3/4 cups of water. We cooked it down ’till it was like a thick glaze. ABSOLUTELY INSANE GOOD!!!!! We made nachos with it. WOW!!!!
What a good idea! I’ve been thinking about doing something like this for awhile now. I always forget about it until the next time I’m making burritos and am haphazardly throwing all these spices in separately.