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Homemade Taco Seasoning (Whole30)

A DIY taco seasoning that’s no-fuss and free of fillers, preservatives, and added sugar. This recipe makes enough to season 3 pounds of ground meat. Also great for fajitas and as a rub for grilled chicken, steak, and shrimp.

  • Author: The Real Food Dietitians
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: Makes enough seasoning for 3 pounds of taco meat
  • Category: Condiments, Sauces



  1. In a small jar with a lid, place all ingredients, cover jar, and shake to combine. Store in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.

To prepare taco meat:

  1. To a medium skillet over medium-high heat, brown 1 pound of ground beef or other ground meat, using a spatula to break up the meat as it cooks.
  2. When the meat is cooked through, sprinkle 1 ½ tablespoons taco seasoning over meat. Add 2-3 tablespoons water and stir to combine, adding more water as needed.
  3. For saucier taco meat, add 2 tablespoons tomato paste to meat mixture and stir.


  • Serving Size: roughly 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoning
  • Calories: 7
  • Sugar: 0
  • Sodium: 235
  • Fat: 0
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 1
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 0