DIY Taco Seasoning

Taco Potion- No sodium


I’ll give you something to taco ’bout. I like love tacos.

I found that since I made my own taco seasoning, it’s been kicking up a lot of my dishes. When I had a lot of chicken broth and leftover taco fixings, it helped me take a chicken tortilla soup to the next level, without added calories or unknown ingredients.

I’ve been thinking about mixing this into mayo and using it on a chicken wrap. When white people mix anything into mayo, they get all fancy and call it an aioli. It would be soooo good.

I was looking at the ingredients of an Ortega taco seasoning the other day and was pretty shocked. It had ingredients like maltodextrin, potassium chloride, “natural flavor” and sugar in it.

A lot of the store-bought mixes also have corn flour, or a kind of flour in it to use as a thickener. If you prefer, you can add 1 tbs of flour, to substitute.

The taco seasoning that you buy at the store has far too much salt, just one serving, 1 tbs, so about 1 taco, has 18% of your daily recommended sodium. Multiply that by 3 tacos (what I typically crush) and that’s over half of your daily recommended sodium– yikes. . Since Paul has high blood pressure, I try to keep the sodium as low as I can, but without losing flavor.

I make a lot of this at a time, since we go through one jar in about 2-3 months. It costs a lot less that $1.50 per 6 tacos and is a lot more healthy. And when you assemble it, it reminds me of summer camp with the colored sand in a bottle. I was such a sucker for that.

Feel free to adjust the spicy level to your preference. Also, you can decrease this recipe or double it, depending on how much you need.


What You’ll Need:

  • 4 tbs. chili powder
  • 4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 4 tsp. paprika
  • 2 tsp. oregano
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • (optional) 1 tbs. flour

Let’s Get Cooking:

  1. Scoop these all into a small jar. (I use a left over salsa jar)
  2. Seal the lid and shake it to combine.
  3. Use as much as you need to taste on just about anything you like.

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