Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix (low sodium)

I like tacos but most seasoning mixes sold in stores are high in sodium and I never cared for the way the thickeners made it taste. I found several sites online for ideas on how to make your own taco seasoning. This is the version I came up with, minus some of the salt!

Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

  • 4 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon ground Mexican oregano
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2  teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
Measure the above ingredients into a small canning jar or similar glass container. Shake the jar to mix the spices together.
Taco Meat:
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 2/3 cups water

In large skillet, fry ground beef on medium high heat until browned. Using spatula or wooden spoon, break meat into small pieces while cooking. Remove from heat. Drain off any excess fat.

Sprinkle taco seasoning over the meat. Add water and stir into the meat and seasoning until well mixed. Simmer on low, until most of the water has evaporated off, but meat is still moist.

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