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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 18
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 11.3
  • Total Fat: 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 18.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 2.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
  • Protein: 0.5 g

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Salt-free Sugar-free Taco Seasoning Mix

Submitted by: BJMOOMEY

Introduction

My husband is very salt sensitive and diabetic. Many of the taco seasoning packets found in the store contain sugar and lots of salt. Many also contain a thickening agent (usually corn starch) that just adds calories and is not really necessary. Mix this homemade version up ahead to use instead for healthier Mexican-style food.

About 2 Tbsp. equals 1 regular packet for seasoning power. Use 1 Tbsp. for a milder flavor.

Be sure to read the label on your chili powder. It is a combination of spices. Most do not contain salt or sugar, but some might.

If you like the little chunks of onion or garlic in your seasoning, use dried, minced onion or garlic instead of the granulated or powdered version. You will need about twice as much as the amounts listed and it will change the nutritional information slightly.
My husband is very salt sensitive and diabetic. Many of the taco seasoning packets found in the store contain sugar and lots of salt. Many also contain a thickening agent (usually corn starch) that just adds calories and is not really necessary. Mix this homemade version up ahead to use instead for healthier Mexican-style food.

About 2 Tbsp. equals 1 regular packet for seasoning power. Use 1 Tbsp. for a milder flavor.

Be sure to read the label on your chili powder. It is a combination of spices. Most do not contain salt or sugar, but some might.

If you like the little chunks of onion or garlic in your seasoning, use dried, minced onion or garlic instead of the granulated or powdered version. You will need about twice as much as the amounts listed and it will change the nutritional information slightly.

Number of Servings: 18

Ingredients

    4 Tbsp. chili powder
    1 tsp. granulated garlic or garlic powder
    1 tsp. granulated onion or onion powder
    1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper
    2 tsp. dried oregano
    2 tsp. paprika
    2 Tbsp. ground cumin
    4 tsp. black pepper

Directions

Mix together all ingredients and store in an air-tight container.

Makes 9 Tbsp. of mix (enough to season 4 1/2 pounds of ground beef)

Number of Servings: 18

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BJMOOMEY.






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  • Thank you for sharing - I love Mexican food but due to congestive heart failure, I've been missing it! This really helps! - 4/22/14

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  • Perfect. I find that this mix used with TVP gives me that sensation that I am cheating on my diet. Very satisfying! - 2/15/12

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  • Very spicy hot!! I simply did a taste test just with tip of my finger and omg the spices are still tingling!! YUMM!! A little bit does go a long way!! I never had it with oregano-different but I like this!! Thanks for sharing!! - 12/6/10

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  • Thanks for sharing the recipe. I saw one recipe that had 635 mg of salt and that is way too much for a seasoning mix, in my opinion. - 11/11/08

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