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Homemade taco seasoning

Looking to cut down on sodium while still eating your favorite Mexican recipes? Try this homemade taco seasoning.


  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon corn starch (optional for thickening)


Mix together ingredients and store in an airtight container until ready to use.


In taco meat, use about 2 tablespoons per one pound of meat. After browning and draining your meat, add 1/3 cup of water and simmer until water is absorbed.

Nutrition Per Serving

2 tablespoons has approximately 329 mg of sodium.