Low Sodium Taco Seasoning

Low Sodium Taco Seasoning

This easy recipe for low sodium taco seasoning contains 0mg sodium, compared to almost 3600mg of sodium in a 1oz package of commercial brand taco seasoning.

Making homemade tacos is always fun.  Of course you can reach for brand name brand taco seasonings but be prepared for a sodium blowout! The average 1oz package of seasonings – which says it serves six, can have as much as 600mg of sodium per serving. That’s a whopping 3600mg of sodium in that little package. So two tacos, just from the seasoning alone will have around 1200mg of sodium. Then add the sodium from the taco shells, cheese, and any other toppings and you can easily exceed the recommended daily allowance for sodium in one meal. And if you’re on a low sodium diet all this sodium simply isn’t doable.

This recipe for low-sodium taco seasoning leaves out the salt entirely. The key ingredients are chili powder and cumin. These are what gives taco seasoning it’s true essence. All the other ingredients accentuate the chili powder and cumin perfectly, while making up for the lack of salt. This taco seasoning is on the mild to slightly spicy side.


  • 10 tablespoon chili powder
  • 6 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground red pepper


  1. Add all ingredients to an airtight container and shake to mix well.
  2. When it’s time to make taco meat, you will use 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning per pound of ground beef.
  3. For this simple recipe we’ll use 1 1/2 pounds of lean ground beef. Start by browning it in a pan and drain off the fat.
  4. Add 3 tablespoons of our homemade low sodium taco seasoning and 1 cup of water to the meat.
  5. Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes.
  6. Build your tacos as you normally would.



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