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Keto Taco Seasoning: Homemade & Gluten Free

This easy and delicious keto taco seasoning mix is all you’ll need to make the best keto taco recipes ever! Both low carb and gluten free, this homemade recipe is a truly superior version of taco seasoning!

low carb taco seasoning

This taco seasoning recipe has it all – it so super fresh, has the best ingredients, and does not have hidden starches and sugar you will undoubtedly find in taco seasoning packets. This mixture is the perfect low carb substitute for your keto cooking needs

 

What is taco seasoning?

Taco seasoning is generally a mixture of Mexican spices used in taco recipes, dips, or stews.

The main spices found in taco seasoning are usually:

  • Chili powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • Paprika
  • Cumin
  • Dried oregano

As mentioned above, this is what a typical taco seasoning mix should look include, but it certainly does not stop there.

 

Carbs in taco seasoning

Many people find it very convenient to just grab taco seasoning packets when preparing taco recipes rather than making their own homemade taco seasoning mix.

After all, one would think that taco seasoning is merely made of spices.

However, if you’re on the keto or gluten free diet, you will need to rethink this as you will find ingredients such as maltodextrin, corn starch, potato starch and sugar in many of these packets.

And although there are only about 3 grams of carbs in most, they contain ingredients that are not allowed on keto or gluten free diets. 

What about a homemade taco seasoning mix?

These will undoubtedly contain way less carbs as they are made with wholesome spices and none of the bad ingredients mentioned above.

 

Tips to make a great keto taco seasoning mix

  • The key element of this Taco seasoning is cumin powder. Make sure you buy whole cumin seeds, and grind them yourself. You can use a coffee grinder or just go with a high-power food processor. This will guarantee your Taco seasoning has a perfect taste.
  • Storage is really important, so the best way to store your seasoning is not a plastic bag, but instead a glass jar with a tight lid. Air and humidity are the biggest enemies of your seasonings in general, so keeping them safe from these two is a must. The glass jar with a tight lid will do the trick.
  • Choose only fresh spices. If you can purchase the spices from a spice store, it will be the best solution.

 

Ingredients to make low carb taco seasoning

These are the ingredients you will need for this recipe:

  • ¼ cup freshly ground cumin (cumin powder)
  • ¼ cup chili powder (choose the desired amount of heat, go milder or spicier as you wish)
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika powder (or smoked paprika if you wish)

 

How to make keto taco seasoning

This is one of the easiest keto recipes you’ll ever make. All you’ll need to do is mix a few spices together and your mix is ready to go!

To make this recipe, first gather all of your ingredients in one place.

low carb taco seasoning spices

 

Next, combine all of the ingredients in a ceramic bowl.

 

You will then stir all the spices well to combine.

mixing low carb taco seasoning

 

Next, will transfer into a jar with a tight lid.

keto taco seasoning

Lastly, store the low carb taco seasoning mixture in a dry and dark place.

 

How to use this gluten free taco seasoning recipe

Taco seasoning packets are used for a lot of different recipes and similarly so is this homemade keto taco seasoning mixture. You can use this taco seasoning recipe to do things like:

  • Season meats like fish, ground beef, chicken and steak
  • Add flavors to taco salad bowls
  • Making dips
  • Making chili
  • Making stews
  • Low carb taco soup recipes

 

How much taco seasoning is needed for 1 pound of meat?

Now that you’ve made this easy taco seasoning mix, you’re probably wondering how much you can use to season each pound of taco meat. Whether you want to use this sugar free taco seasoning for ground beef, chicken, fish, or steak, the amount you use stays the same.

You can use 1 tablespoon to season 1 pound of meat.

 

Keto Taco Seasoning: Homemade Low Carb & Gluten Free Taco Seasoning Recipe

Keto Taco Seasoning: Homemade Low Carb & Gluten Free Taco Seasoning Recipe

Yield: 12 tablespoons
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Looking for an easy healthy homemade keto taco seasoning recipe? If you are, this one is exactly what you need. Made solely with keto friendly ingredients, this fresh taco seasoing mix will add loads of flavor to your taco meats and other taco recipes!

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup freshly ground cumin (cumin powder)
  • ¼ cup chili powder (choose the desired amount of heat, go milder or spicier as you wish)
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika powder (or smoked paprika if you wish)

Instructions

    1.  Combine all ingredients in a ceramic bowl
    2.  Stir well to combine
    3. Transfer into a jar with a tight lid
    4. Store in a dry and dark place.


Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 24 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0.1g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 411mg Carbohydrates: 4.2g Net Carbohydrates: 2.8g Fiber: 1.4g Sugar: 0.9g Protein: 1.1g

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