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Recipe: Taco seasoning mix

Medically reviewed on Aug 22, 2018

Serves 25

Dietitian Tip

To make this seasoning mix even lower in sodium, omit the salt.


  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 5 teaspoons paprika
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch


Mix ingredients together. Divide equally among 4 plastic bags. Store bags in an airtight container.

To make taco filling:

Cook 1 pound of lean hamburger or diced chicken breast in a nonstick skillet. Drain excess fat.

Add 3/4 cup water. Bring to a boil. Add seasoning mix by teaspoons until desired taste is reached. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until liquid is reduced.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Serving SizeAbout 1 teaspoon
Carbohydrate2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Fiber0 g
Sodium85 mg
Monounsaturated Fat0 g
Saturated Fat0 g
Total FatTrace

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