This No-Salt Taco Seasoning recipe is SIMPLE to make but more importantly, will kick up the flavor in all your Mexican dishes. This recipe puts you in charge of how much salt you add!
Benefits of using a no-salt taco seasoning
Don't get me wrong. I love salt!
I always add salt to my recipes that use salt-free seasonings, which might seem contradictory, but it's not!
I prefer no-salt seasonings because I have control over the amount of salt I add.
That's why I use salt free seasonings for a variety recipes:
Not sure how much salt to add to certain foods? Don't worry, I share these recommended amounts below.
The problem with the pre-made seasoning packets or rubs is that you have no idea how much salt is actually getting on your food when applying them.
Not to mention that the spices are likely stale and lack flavor.
Finally, and maybe most importantly, everyone has the different salt tolerances. Using a no-salt taco seasoning enables you to modify the sodium specific to your diet.
Other than just using this seasoning for taco meat, it's even great on smash burgers. Put a little Mexican flair into your next burger night.
But what is the right amount of salt to add?
If you decide to add the salt separately, you will need to figure out how much to add.
The chart below is the standard 'rule of thumb' for a variety of foods. Feel free to reduce or increase as you wish, or as needed for any dietary restrictions.
|Type of Food
|Kosher Salt Qty
|1 teaspoon / pound*
|1 teaspoon / cup
|2 tablespoon / 4 quarts
|1 teaspoon / pound
|1.5 teaspoon / 4 quarts
If you are using table salt or fine sea salt, reduce the quantities by 25%.
How much no-salt taco seasoning should I add to various foods?
Use 2 tablespoons of this no-salt taco seasoning per pound of meat.
Again, if you are adding lots of vegetables, rice and/or liquids, you will need to add more seasoning.
And, as always, taste the food periodically and determine if a bit more is needed.
How to make no-salt taco seasoning
This recipe makes just over a cup of no-salt taco seasoning. It stores for 6 months, so having extra will come in handy.
Simply add and mix all the ingredients and store in an airtight container
|Oregano (preferably Mexican)
|Crushed Red Pepper
Put these ingredients into a air tight container, mix, and store until needed.
Easy taco recipe
What family doesn't like tacos?
Below is an easy and foolproof taco recipe. It's a perfect use for this no-salt taco seasoning, and it tastes AMAZING!
- Over medium heat, brown 1 pound of ground beef and drain the fat, if necessary.
- Add 2 tablespoon tomato paste, 2 tablespoon of no-salt taco seasoning, 1 teaspoon of kosher salt and saute for and additional minute or until fragrant. (reduce salt if desired)
- Add ½ C of low-sodium beef broth and simmer until thickened to your liking, about 5-10 min.
- Portion into your favorite tortillas or taco shells, add your toppings, and enjoy!
And without further ado, here is my no-salt taco seasoning recipe!
- Add all ingredients into an airtight container and mix thoroughly.
- Store in a cool dark place up to 6 months.
- If you can get it, Mexican oregano works best for this recipe.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 51 Serving Size: 1 tsp
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 7Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate: if you are tracking this information for medical purposes, please consult a trusted external source. Thanks!