Whether you forgot to buy taco seasoning at the store or you are looking to make a taco seasoning with less sodium, this homemade low-sodium taco seasoning will help you control your sodium intake without sacrificing any flavor.
This homemade taco seasoning is perfect for taco night, enchiladas, nachos, taco salads, and
This DIY taco seasoning is called low-sodium taco seasoning and not no sodium taco seasoning because chili powder does have some sodium in it.
Chili powder found in the United States is a mix of ground-dried chiles, cayenne pepper, cumin, garlic powder, paprika, oregano, onion powder, and salt.
However, the amount of salt that is in it is very small. In some brands, it’s about 10 mg of sodium for every ¼ tsp.
With his seasoning, you wouldn't have to worry about hitting your daily values.
🧀 Ingredients & Substitutions
Chili Powder: Chili powder found in the United States is a mix of ground-dried chiles, cayenne pepper, cumin, garlic powder, paprika, oregano, and onion powder.
Cumin: Adds an earthy and smoky flavor that pairs perfectly with beef.
Garlic Powder: Gives the seasoning a nice kick.
Onion Powder: Adds depth to the mix.
Smoked Paprika: Offers a vibrant color and mild smoky flavor. You can use regular paprika if you don’t have smoked paprika.
Oregano: If you can, use Mexican oregano for a more authentic flavor.
Pepper: Adds a little spice to the seasoning mix.
Full ingredient list with quantities in the recipe card below
🔪 How to Make Salt-Free Taco Seasoning
- Mix seasoning together and store in an airtight container for up to a year.
- Use 2 ⅔ tablespoons of seasoning ( the full recipe) for every pound of meat.
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❓ Recipe Questions
Since you are using a low sodium spice blend, use the whole recipe for 1 pound of ground beef. The recipe is about 2 ⅔ tablespoons of seasoning.
Mexican oregano is a little more robust, citrusy, and pungent. Greek oregano is milder, with hints of mint and earthiness.
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Flavorful Low-Sodium Taco Seasoning
- 4 teaspoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
- Mix seasoning together.
- Brown beef in a skillet over medium heat.
- Once the meat is cooked add seasoning and ¼ cup of water. Cook over low until the water has evaporated.