Taco Seasoning Mix

Try this recipe for a dry taco seasoning that only has 31 mg of sodium, compared to a typical, purchased package that contains over 2000 mg of sodium!

This recipe makes the equivalent of six (1.25 ounce) packages


  • 1/4 cup dried minced onion
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon crushed dried red pepper

Combine all ingredients; mix well. Place in storage container with a tight-fitting lid; seal tightly. Store in a cool, dry place for up to one year. Stir or shake well before each use.

To use as a substitute for commercially prepared taco seasoning mixes, measure 2 Tablespoons per pound of hot, cooked, ground meat. Then
add 8 ounces (no added salt) tomato sauce to the cooked ground meat/seasoning mixture. Spoon meat mixture into taco shells and top with cheese, shredded salad greens, tomatoes, and other desired toppings.

Yield: 4 servings, 1 taco per serving.

2 thoughts on “Taco Seasoning Mix

  1. Thank you so much for that recipe adjustment. The new dietary guidelines will reduce sodium considerably and this lower sodium recipe will help us in our nutrition education and programming.

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