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How to Make Keto Friendly Taco Seasoning

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Keto Friendly Taco Seasoning Mix

Do you love Mexican food? I sure do!

One of my happiest surprises was finding out I could still indulge in my Mexican food fixes on a ketogenic diet.

I’m so not even joking!

When my blood-salsa level gets too low, I am one cranky lady!

Everyone that knows me will attest to that. Under oath.

Anyway, since Mexican food is on the menu at least twice a week, I thought I should see how to shave off as many carbs as possible.

Especially since I am in a mission to find great tasting low carb tortillas.

I say this seasoning mix is “keto friendly” because, seriously, have y’all checked out the ingredients on a package of taco seasoning?

Store Bought Seasoning Mix Ingredients

Here’s the ingredients on the back of a package I checked out recently:

  • Maltodextrin
  • Chili Pepper
  • Onion Powder
  • Salt
  • Yellow Corn Flour
  • Spice
  • Corn Starch
  • Sea Salt
  • Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
  • Silicon Dioxide
  • Sunflower and/or Cottonseed Oil
  • Sugar
  • Citric Acid
  • Natural Flavor
  • Ethoxyquin

We all know that maltodextrin is sugar, right? And then sugar is listed again. Why is sugar in taco seasoning?

And ethoxyquin is a preservative that is typically used in animal feed and is very controversial.

This stuff has 3 grams of carbs per 2 teaspoons. 18 grams in the package. When you use the whole package like you are supposed to with 1 pound of meat, and make 6 tacos, that’s 3 grams of carbs per taco. That doesn’t even include a tortilla!

And that kind of stuff is why I decided to whip up my own. And as a bonus, you can change it up to your liking.

You like stuff 9-1-1 hot? Go for it!

More a mild heat kinda gal? I’m with ya, girl friend!

You can whip up your own tailored-to-your-own-personal-tastes Taco Seasoning Mix in about 3 minutes.

And it keeps for…who am I kidding? I have no idea. But I assume it’s a long time since it’s just spices.

Ready to do this?

Homemade Keto Taco Seasoning

Here’s the ingredients for:

Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

  • 2 parts chipotle powder
  • 1 part paprika
  • 1 part cumin
  • 1/2 part onion powder
  • 1/2 part garlic powder
  • 1/4 part cayenne powder

Here’s the hard part:

Measure out the ingredients. Mix it all up. Store it in an airtight container.

It’s in “parts” so that you can make as much or as little as you want to at any given time. The “part” could be cups or tablespoons, doesn’t matter. Just keep the ratio the same and you’re all good.

I sometimes use 1 part chipotle powder and 1 part chili powder. You can leave out the cayenne if you want to. Or add more if you want some more heat.

But no sugar. No flour. And certainly no ethoxyquin!

For this taco seasoning mix, 3 tablespoons equals 1 regular package of store bought seasoning.

I use this mix in my Easy 20 Minute Taco Boats. It’s also great on fajitas and chili and anything else Mexican food related.

I mix up large quantities because we use it a lot. I put some in my cute little spice jar that I got here. And I store the rest in a quart canning jar that I seal with my FoodSaver.

When my spice jar gets empty I just refill it and then reseal the canning jar. Couldn’t be simpler.

Now that you know how easy it is, whip some up today!

Peace, love, and taco on!

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Keto Friendly Taco Seasoning Mix

When you are on a ketogenic diet you need to cut carbs everywhere you can. Making your own Taco Seasoning Mix can cut 3 grams of carbs per taco.
Course Condiment
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Calories 16kcal
Author The Low Carb Keto Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 2 parts chipotle powder
  • 1 part paprika
  • 1 part cumin
  • 1/2 part onion powder
  • 1/2 part garlic powder
  • 1/4 part cayenne powder

Instructions

  • Measure out all the ingredients. Your part can be as large or as small as you would like. Cups or tablespoons, it's up to you.
  • Mix it all up really well. Use a whisk to break up any clumps in the spices.
  • Store the seasoning mix in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.

Notes

I sometimes use 1 part chipotle powder and 1 part chili powder. You can leave out the cayenne if you want to. Or add more if you want some more heat.
For this taco seasoning mix, 3 tablespoons equals 1 regular package of store bought seasoning.

Nutrition

Serving: 2Tbsp | Calories: 16kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Fiber: 1g | Net Carbs: 1g