Making your own keto, whole-30, and paleo-friendly taco seasoning has never been easier! All you need is just 5 minutes and a few ingredients, to make this homemade spice mix!
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This recipe was inspired my by Somali xawaash spice, pilau masala spice, and Chermoula spice recipes, all of which are absolutely flavorful and aromatic. I purposely use my healthy homemade taco seasoning in just about everything (even sprinkled it on bread a couple of times), don't judge me!
reasons to love this paleo taco seasoning
- You know exactly what ingredients are in your seasoning; certainly, no fillers, no added sugars.
- It is suitable for special diets (whole30, keto, and paleo-friendly).
- You get to regulate how much of each ingredient you want you spice mix to have; eliminate or reduce the salt to make low-salt taco seasoning, and so forth!
This segment explains the ingredients you will need to make paleo taco seasoning, as well as possible options for substitution. The full measurements have been provided in the recipe card below.
Taco seasoning basically comprises of salt, pepper and a few warm spices. Here are the ingredients you will need:-
- chilli powder
- black pepper
- regular or smoked paprika
- onion powder
- dried oregano
- garlic powder
how to make paleo taco seasoning
This is a summary of how to make paleo taco seasoning. Please find the detailed recipe in the recipe card below.
Okay, so making your own healthy sugar-free taco seasoning is pretty easy. Simply add all the ingredients into a glass jar that has a lid. Or put the spices on a plate and give them all a good mix or shake, until all the spices are well combined, and you are good to go. Easy, isn't it?
how much taco seasoning per pound of meat?
I just never imagined that taco seasoning could have carbs! I assumed it was okay, seeing that it is just a spice! So glad I now know better. This paleo and whole 30 approved taco seasoning is low carb (1 g net carbs per serving), and free from starches, maltodextrin and loads of other preservatives commonly used in store-bought taco seasonings, thereby making it way healthier than the packs you would buy at the stores.
Normally, one tablespoon of this whole 30 approved taco seasoning should be enough for a pound (500 grams) of meat, unless you like it extra spicy, in which case I would say use 1-2 tablespoons more. Use about two tablespoons for recipes that require a pack of taco seasoning.
I always like to start by browning my meat. Next, I add the paleo taco seasoning and finish it off with half a cup of water for each pound of meat. I then allow the liquid to evaporate and add some more spice if I prefer it spicier.
This homemade paleo and keto taco spice mix can be used to season chicken, ground beef, turkey, pork, beans, steak for fajitas, shrimps, kabobs, vegetables and more! I also love to sprinkle some on top of my fries, as weird as it sounds!
Give our homemade paleo taco seasoning a try in the following tasty recipes:-
how to store
You want to keep this paleo taco seasoning in an airtight jar and store it in a clean dry cupboard. I would say as long as you keep this seasoning mix away from heat or moisture, then you do not necessarily have to store it in the fridge.
more delicious recipes to try
- Pressure Cooker Cauliflower (low-carb)
- Healthy Beef Mince
- Chicken Hearts Recipe (paleo, keto, and whole-30 compliant)
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Paleo Taco Seasoning
- 1 tablespoon paprika powder
- 1 tablespoon black pepper
- 2 tbsp chilli powder
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon sea salt
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
- Add all the ingredients to a glass jar, put on the lid and shake to mix. Store in a cool, dark and dry place in your kitchen.