Homemade taco seasoning ingredients in a bowl

Low Carb Taco Seasoning Recipe (keto, gluten-free)

An easy gluten-free and low carb taco seasoning mix for ground beef that's perfect for Keto Taco Tuesdays.
Course Basics
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword taco, taco seasoning, taco tuesday
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Calories 5kcal


  • 1 tbsp ground chile powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1/2 tsp granulated onion
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano, rubbed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper




  • Measure all of the ingredients into a small bowl and whisk with a fork. Keep in a airtight container.
  • Serves 6-12 depending on your taste. 1 carb per 2 teaspoons of seasoning or 1/2 carb per 1 teaspoon of seasoning. 

To Use:

  • Brown 1 pound of ground beef in a pan. Add 2 tbsp - 4 tbsp (half of the recipe or the whole thing) to the ground beef along with 2 tbsp of tomato paste and 1/2 cup beef broth. Simmer gently until most of the sauce evaporates. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. 
  • Carb counts will depend on how much seasoning you use.
  • Note: Pure ground chiles can be bitter. Temper any bitter flavor with a little more sweetener. 


This recipe makes 1/4 cup of seasoning. You may use the whole recipe for 1 pound of ground beef or half of the recipe (2 tbsp per pound of meat) depending on your taste. Nutritional Facts assume the whole mix divided between 6 people. 
Nutritional Facts for whole mix per 6 people or 2 tsp per person: Calories: 5g, Total Fat: trace, Total Carbs: 1g, Fiber: trace, Protein: trace.


Calories: 5kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g