Who doesn’t love tacos? After all, it has a whole day of the week named for it! And the good thing is that taco seasoning is a great option for us ketonians! Yes, it’s true that if you look at a packet of taco seasoning, it IS low carb. But, if you are doing clean keto, it technically is NOT keto. There are all kinds of additives and preservatives thrown in. Some even have sugar added in. So, for just pennies, you can make a clean keto taco seasoning mix.

Here is an awesome taco seasoning recipe that’s delicious, true keto, and can be sprinkled right onto pork, chicken or beef to make a great salad or can be cooked right into the meat, like the store bought packets. Just add a little bit of water while cooking. If you like it saucy, add a can of tomato paste too! I like mine a little on the spicy side. If you don’t like quite as spicy, you can omit the crushed red pepper and the cayenne.

Taco Seasoning

Why buy pre-made taco seasoning that has so many preservatives in it when it's SO simple to make your own. 

Course condiment, seasoning
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword keto, low-carb, mexican, seasoning, taco
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 5 kcal


  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper Use less or omit if you don't like super spicy
  • 4 tbsp chili powder
  • 4 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes omit if you don't like it spicy
  • 2 tsp sea salt


  1. Measure out and add all ingredients to an airtight jar or container.  

  2. Put lid on container and shake to mix. Store up to 6 months. 

  3. Recipe shown is enough to use for 6 pounds of meat. Nutritional value is based on a 4oz serving of meat or 1/24 of the recipe. 

Recipe Notes

1/6 of this recipe will season 1 lb of meat.

Nutrition Facts
Taco Seasoning
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 5 Calories from Fat 3
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.3g0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
Sodium 478.2mg21%
Potassium 33.6mg1%
Carbohydrates 0.9g0%
Fiber 0.5g2%
Sugar 0.1g0%
Protein 0.3g1%
Vitamin A 440IU9%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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