This Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe is Deliciously Keto
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Live every night like it’s Taco Tuesday!
This delicious, homemade taco seasoning recipe is a simple way to save money. It’s also much healthier than the pre-packaged versions you buy at the store.
Most of the nine spices in this recipe can be found at the dollar store (and you can add or subtract amounts to cater to your family’s taste preferences)! This recipe also makes a pretty large batch of taco seasoning – enough to season up to six pounds of meat (depending on how spicy you like your tacos)!
Homemade Taco Seasoning
yield: 38 SERVINGS
- 4 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (more or less depending on how spicy you like it)
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 3 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 tablespoon black pepper
Mix ingredients together in a bowl and store in an airtight container. That's it! Easy Peasy!
When cooking taco meat, use about 2 tablespoons seasoning per pound of meat.
Yield: 38 servings, Serving Size: 1 teaspoon
Amount Per Serving: 7 Calories | 0g Fat | 1g Total Carbs | 1g Fiber | 0g Protein | 0g Net Carbs
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Are you sure those macros are accurate? The fat and carbs seem mighty high for a bunch of herbs and spices….
The carbs were reduced when we ran the macros, but it’s important to note that herbs and spices DO contain traces of carbs. Pepper and cumin are surprisingly high once you start looking at tablespoons of the stuff. Hope that helps!
What could be a substitute for red pepper flakes? I have red pepper cayenne…..
Found this online—> “If you’re looking for a substitute in a recipe calling for red pepper flakes you can use ½ teaspoon of cayenne powder per ¾ teaspoon of Red Pepper Flakes.”
Do you add water to this like you would with a taco season packet? If so, how much? Thank you!
Yes and I would say 2/3 cup water is fine. Thanks so much!
Do you drain the hamburger when using for tacos? Thanks
Hi Nichole! You can drain the meat as needed. That can vary as to the fat content of the meat you have. Be sure to do what works best for you! Hope that helps!
You’re very welcome!
Yes I do – most likely depends on the fat content of the meat you buy. I know real lean beef won’t need as much draining. 👍
I must make this as I love taco soup & haven’t had any since trying to stick with my keto routine
Yes! Fill your taco needs!
Made it! We used less red pepper flakes. It was delicious
That’s great to hear, Nicole! Thanks for stopping by to let us know!
This homemade taco seasoning is the best! I use it in all my recipes
Woohoo! Happy you’re loving this seasoning recipe too, Patricia! ❤️🙌 Thanks for letting us know it has been such a hit!