Low Sodium Taco Seasoning

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Low Sodium Taco Seasoning is a cheap and healthy alternative to store bought taco seasoning. This taco seasoning is the perfect blend of spices for a low sodium diet! Make this recipe to control the sodium in Mexican recipes.

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Why this Low Sodium Taco Seasoning Recipe is a Keeper

This is a great recipe because it’s quick and easy, and has less sodium than store bought seasoning.

  • 5 Minutes: This recipe takes just a couple minutes to throw together.
  • Easy Ingredients: You’ll need 5 ingredients from your spice cabinet or local grocery store to make your new favorite taco recipe. And reduce the high sodium content in packaged foods.
  • Family Friendly Taco Mix: It’s a great seasoning that’s healthier-adjustable than packaged taco seasoning.
  • Adaptable: Throw your own spice mix together to make it your own, not just what the recipe calls for. use less or more of your favorite seasoning.
  • Healthy: This is a great recipe to have to limit your sodium intake or for a low-sodium diet or no salt diet, just natural flavor.

If you’re looking for more homemade seasoning recipes, try these Best Burger Seasoning, Pizza Seasoning and Homemade Seasoned Salt.

How Much Sodium is in Store Bought Taco Seasoning?

A spoon of the finished seasoning.

Store bought such as Ortega taco seasoning contains about 300-400 mg of sodium per serving. This homemade taco seasoning recipe contains 9mg of sodium.

If you look at the nutrition facts you’ll sometimes find the salt content and ingredients like silicon dioxide which is an anti-caking agent.

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Ingredient Notes for this Seasoning Mix

All the ingredients should be in your spice cabinet to make seasonings for ground beef tacos, salsa chicken or whatever you like.

  • Cumin: Cumin provides minerals like iron and calcium.
  • Chili Powder: Chipotle chili powder or regular chili powder adds the spice to your seasoning but still tastes great.
  • Cayenne Pepper: Also adds spice but includes many health benefits.

See the recipe card below for a complete list of the ingredients with measurements.

Variations and Substitutions for this Taco Seasoning Mix for Mexican Recipes

  • Add Heat: If you like spicy tacos, add hotter spices for more kick to your ground meat.
  • Garlic: Add more garlic and onion for a milder flavor like the packets.
  • Rind: Use lemon or lime for a burst of citrus flavor.

Pro Tip

When you add cornstarch to the taco seasoning it will help to create a sauce for your tacos.

How to Make Low Sodium Taco Seasoning

Street taco seasoning can be made in 1 quick step.

These are the basic steps for making Low Sodium Taco Seasoning. Refer to the full, printable recipe card below for detailed instructions. We love reader interactions, please leave a review below.

1. Combine Spices and Herbs

Combine garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, chili pepper powder and cayenne pepper in a small bowl.

Transfer to an airtight container for storing.

Taco Spice Recipe FAQs

How to Store?

Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.

Should I use Organic Seasoning?

Sure! You can use organic seasoning if you’d prefer, make sure to look at the general nutrition information to verify.

How Much Seasoning do I use per Pound of Meat?

Taco seasoning packets usually have 2 tablespoons per pound of meat. If you make your own homemade spice, you can use as much as you want.

How Long Will the Seasoning Last?

Taco seasoning is best for up to 6 months. Using older seasoning is fine too, you might just need a little more if you don’t like the taste.

Can I Add Cornstarch?

If you add corn starch to the taco seasoning it will help create a sauce for your tacos. Use a teaspoon or two depending on the thickness you want.

How to Use?

I like to cook my beef first and then let it simmer with the seasoning and a cup of water.

A glass jar filled with low sodium taco seasoning on a wooden surface.

Expert Tips for Making this Easy Taco Seasoning Recipe

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: I like to triple the recipe and store this copycat old el paso taco seasoning in an airtight container.
  • DIY Taco Seasoning: Experiment with paprika, mexican oregano, ancho chili powder, red pepper flakes or any other spice until you get the perfect blend of taco seasoning at home.
  • Bulk: Buy your spices in bulk to make it even cheaper to make taco meat seasoning spice blend.
  • Variation Tip: Feel free to add hotter spices to your homemade taco seasoning such as Calabrian Hot Chili Powder.

What to Serve with Chicken Taco Seasoning

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4.77 from 38 votes

Low Sodium Taco Seasoning

Yield: 16 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Low Sodium Taco Seasoning is a cheap and healthy alternative to store bought taco seasoning. Make this recipe for a low sodium diet!
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine all spices in a small bowl
  • Store in an air-tight container for up to 4 months

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: I like to triple the recipe and store this copycat old el paso taco seasoning in an airtight container.
  • DIY Taco Seasoning: Experiment with paprika, mexican oregano, ancho chili powder, red pepper flakes or any other spice until you get the perfect blend of taco seasoning at home.
  • Bulk: Buy your spices in bulk to make it even cheaper to make taco meat seasoning spice blend.
  • Variation Tip: Feel free to add hotter spices to your homemade taco seasoning such as Calabrian Hot Chili Powder.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 6kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 192IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Sauces, Seasonings, Dressings
Cuisine: Mexican

This recipe is my personal adaption of an ethnic-inspired recipe. It is not intended to be an authentic recipe.  I’ve recreated this recipe because I enjoy the flavors and I want to encourage my readers to expand their tastes and try new flavor combinations. The recipe, ingredients, and processes may have been adapted to make the recipe accessible to the average American. I have provided links to authentic versions of the recipe in the post above. I encourage you to visit these pages and learn more about the traditional version(s) of this recipe.

12 thoughts on “Low Sodium Taco Seasoning”

  1. 5 stars
    I absolutely hate the store bought packets. They are so salty and have weird stuff in them. This is a great taco seasoning and I use it every taco Tuesday!

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  2. 5 stars
    The way of your presentation & preparation is really beautiful and easy to learn I really am a fan of your Fagitas & am lucky to have come across ur blog n now I know what is TACO Seasoning
    Plz giv some popular SPANISH Recipes & SPANISH Seasonings please

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