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Homemade Taco Seasoning & Taco Filling

Never buy taco seasoning again with this easy and delicious homemade taco seasoning recipe. Store bought taco seasonings can be loaded with sodium, fillers, artificial flavors, dyes and other ingredients. This recipe is a very simple solution to making a healthier and very flavorful taco seasoning in as little as 5 minutes. I bet you have most ingredients in your pantry already. Make a big batch and store in glass jars for an easy dinner solution.

This taco seasoning is great added to lean beef or turkey or make vegetarian with crumbled tofu and beans. Top with your favorite fresh veggies for delicious tacos. Above I used low potassium toppings (shredded cabbage, carrots and green onions) to make this a kidney friendly dish for those having to monitor their potassium levels. However, if you do not need a potassium restriction feel free to top with any veggies of your choice.

I like to make a big batch of taco meat seasoning and store in little mason jars so I have it ready to go when needed. This seasoning is also great in soups or as a dry rub for chicken.

Did you know that using fresh spices and herbs adds vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to your diet? Chili powder and paprika are great sources of Vitamin A.

Enjoy taco Tuesday a little more healthier with this simple homemade taco seasoning!


Homemade Taco Seasoning & Taco Filling

Author: Brittany Sparks

Makes: 8 (1/2 cup) Servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


Taco Seasoning

  • 2 Tbsp Chili Powder

  • 1 Tbsp Ground Cumin

  • 1 Tsp Dried Oregano Leaves

  • 2 Tsp Paprika

  • 2 Tsp Cornstarch

  • 1 Tsp Salt

  • Pinch of Red Pepper Flakes (Optional for heat)

Taco Filling

  • 1 lb Lean Ground Beef or Turkey (93% lean)

  • 1 Medium Red Bell Pepper, Diced

  • 1 Small Onion, Diced

  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil

  • ¾ Cup No Added Salt Chicken Broth


  1. Mix together all ingredients for the taco seasoning and set aside.

  2. In a large non-stick skillet heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced bell pepper and onion and sauté for about 5-6 minutes, or until softened.

  3. Add the ground meat and cook until no longer pink, about 7 minutes.

  4. Add the taco seasoning to the skillet and stir to combine. Add in the chicken broth and stir. Cook for about 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per 1/2 Cup Serving of Taco Meat Filling:

Calories 125, Total Fat 6 g, Saturated Fat 1.9 g, Monounsaturated Fat 2.9 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.6 g, Sodium 339 mg, Total Carbohydrate 4.3 g, Dietary Fiber 1.4 g, Protein 13 g, Potassium 331 mg, Phosphorous 134 mg.


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