This low sodium taco seasoning will save Taco Tuesdays. Seriously, you’re going to like the taste and simplicity while being low sodium to boot. I’ve made my own regular taco seasoning for quite a few years after one time being left without a packet in the pantry and mixed up my own. And Wow! I knew right then I would never go back to store package as the difference in taste was night and day. Converting it to low sodium at this point was practically trivial.
LOW SODIUM TACO SEASONING
Sodium Total 22 mg – Sodium / Serving 22 mg – Calories / Serving 35
Base recipe = 2 Tbsp = 1 packet equivalent
Store bought packets are packed with a bunch of ingredients and fillers you can’t even pronounce. Many brands are loaded with 300 to 400 mg or more of sodium per serving which is generally 1/6 of the package or 2 teaspoons! So if you want tacos and need to watch your sodium levels, this is the only way to keep on munching their crunchy goodness.
BE SURE TO MAKE EXTRA TO KEEP HANDY!
This quick low sodium taco seasoning version will taste better and can save you a lot of time and money. It is well worth it to mix a big batch and store it in a small Mason jar or large used spice jar. Or you can just mix a 2 tablespoon size which is the equivalent of one taco seasoning mix packet. If you do make a large batch to have ready, make sure that you store it in an airtight jar or in a large empty spice jar to keep it fresh.
USE LOW SODIUM TACO SEASONING WITH ALMOST ANYTHING
You can mix your taco seasoning with ground beef, shredded chicken, ground chicken, fajitas or even in a spicy omelet. This spice mix lends to any dish that needs a quick addition of Mexican flavor. Use it in place of the spices for my Low sodium southwestern beef tortilla wrap.
ADJUSTING HEAT LEVEL SPICINESS
If you want the heat level for a milder taco seasoning, just leave out the red pepper flakes. Likewise if you like it on the hot side, add more red pepper flakes and/or cayenne.
A NOTE ABOUT CHILI POWDER
There are commercial no salt chili powders available and if you find and use, it will bring the sodium content below 10 mg. But remember this serving (1 packet equivalent) of taco seasoning will be seasoning at least 4 servings of the meat you should decide to season it with. Commercial chili powders seem to vary but usually don’t contain a large amount of sodium. I use generic Kroger brand chili powder and according to the label has 10 mg sodium per 7 oz. bottle.
Low Sodium Taco Seasoning
BEST seasoning for tacos, burritos, fajitas and more with simple on hand spices!
- 1/2 Tbsp chili powder
- 1/2 Tbsp chipotle chili powder
- 1/2 Tbsp cumin
- 1/4 Tbsp smoked paprika
- 1/4 Tbsp cornstarch
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp dried onion flakes
- 1/4 tsp oregano
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- Add all the spices to a mixing bowl and whisk to combine and remove any lumps.
- Use immediately or store in a old spice jar or airtight container.
Nutrition Information – The information shown is provided by an online nutrition calculator. The provided information should not substitute for a doctors or nutritionist’s advice.
As always, please let me know how you like this recipe in the comments! I get motivated when I hear from you and always interested to learn how you liked and served your low sodium taco seasoning. And please leave a comment or rating and share any tips you might have.
7 thoughts on “Low Sodium Taco Seasoning”
Do you use no salt chili powder?
I use generic Kroger brand chili powder and according to the label has 10 mg sodium per 7 oz. bottle.
This is great! So much better than the packets you buy from the store. Just enough heat and none of the chemical taste. I’ve made both beef and chicken tacos and the family loved them.
Delicious, will use this taco seasoning going forward! My husband loved it!
Thank you, B. One of my favorites too, so easy to make and better than a packet.
How much water do you use to make regular tacos?
Sorry for all caps. It won’t let me change it. Promis I’m not yelling
Hi Joe, It kinda depends on how much meat you are cooking. For a pound of ground beef I would start with about 2/3 cup of water. You can always add more or let any extra water steam off on medium heat, adjust either way to your desired consistency. This recipe equals a packet of taco spice that calls for a pound of beef. It tastes so much better even without the salt.