This keto taco seasoning is super easy to make, cheaper than anything you’ll find at the store, totally delicious, and no carbs, sneaky sugars, or thickeners! Perfect for any keto Mexican recipe and a great way to add seasoning to a quick and easy dinner, too.
What Makes This Recipe So Good
- Have you ever checked the ingredients list on a packet of store-bought taco seasoning? Hidden sugars, unnecessary fillers and preservatives, starchy anti-clumping agents… and they’re fairly pricey, too. Well, this keto taco seasoning recipe throws out all those unneeded add-ins and focuses solely on the perfect blend of spices, making it completely keto, low carb, low calorie, gluten free, paleo-friendly, and Whole30-compliant. You’ll never buy the prepackaged stuff again.
- You can easily customize this seasoning blend to your tastes, so you’ve always got your perfect taco spices ready to go! Use regular or smoked paprika. Reduce the amount of salt or increase the cayenne pepper. Don’t be afraid to play around with the ratios! If you make Mexican-inspired dishes frequently, you can double or triple the recipe with no problem so you’ve got plenty of seasoning on hand.
- It keeps FOR. EV. ER. Ok, not forever. But for a really long time! Just store the taco seasoning in an airtight container with a lid (like a mason jar or something similar) and keep it in a dry, cool place. The keto taco seasoning blend will keep up to 12 months if stored properly!
Chili Powder – This is the star of the keto taco seasoning show. This blend is not what I’d call spicy or hot, but if you’re pretty sensitive to heat and you’re trying to decide where to cut back to make the seasoning more mild, I’d leave the chili powder as-is and dial back the cayenne pepper flakes (or omit them altogether).
Paprika – Smoked and regular paprika will both work here. It just depends on what kind of flavor you want from your seasoning! Smoked paprika will be deeper and richer than regular paprika.
Sea Salt – If your salt tastes vary from recipe to recipe, you can omit the salt from this blend and just add it to taste every time you cook. Note that if you use iodized salt or kosher salt instead of sea salt, the saltiness of the seasoning will be different.
- This recipe is super easy to begin with, but you can make it even easier. Just bypass the small bowl and add all the seasonings straight to your airtight container. Tighten the lid and shake the container to mix up the spices really well. Voila! Keto taco seasoning in no time at all.
- If you want to use this seasoning blend in a recipe that traditionally calls for a packet of taco seasoning, the conversion is simple. Just use 2 tablespoons of this keto taco seasoning for every packet called for in the recipe! So if your recipe calls for 2 packets of taco seasoning, you’ll want to use 4 tablespoons of this taco seasoning.
- Not following a recipe and just want to season some ground beef or ground turkey or chicken or steak? That’s easy, too. Use 2 tablespoons of keto taco seasoning for every 1 pound of meat.
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- Small bowl
- Whisk or spoon
- Add all ingredients to small bowl. Stir well to combine, then transfer to airtight container and store until ready to use.
- 2 tablespoons of this keto taco seasoning is the equivalent of 1 packet of store-bought taco seasoning.
- Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. Seasoning blend will keep up to 12 months if stored properly.
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