Skinny Ms.Taco Seasoning

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We decided to create our own seasonings that have no added sodium, preservatives, or coloring, while adding tons of flavor to your favorite recipes. Try SkinnyMs. Taco Seasoning with our Soft Chicken Tacos, and other favorite recipes.

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Skinny Ms. Taco Seasoning

Skinny Ms. Taco Seasoning


  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients and store in a glass jar with a lid, away from heat, light and moisture. Double recipe and have on hand for more recipes.
  2. NOTE: When purchasing dried herbs and spices always read the ingredients' label and make sure there is no added sodium or preservatives.

14 Comments on "Skinny Ms.Taco Seasoning"

  1. Ty  November 3, 2012

    If I triple this to keep on hand, how much do I measure out per one pound of

    Beef for tacos?

    • Skinny Ms.  November 3, 2012

      Ty, I use 1 tablespoon for a pound of ground meat. If using more than one pound, increase by 1 teaspoon for every additional pound.

  2. Tina  November 4, 2012

    My family loves tacos, this seasoning recipe ROCKS!

  3. Gail  September 29, 2013

    How much water to I add to 1lb of meat and taco seasoning

  4. Rachel  April 29, 2014

    Could you use cumin in powder form, instead of seeds? If so, how much? Thanks!

    • SkinnyMs  May 9, 2014

      Yes, you can, just use 3/4 of the amount you would for fresh seeds.

  5. HalifaxKD  May 19, 2014

    I use this taco seasoning fairly regularly (grilled sandwiches, soup, chicken, etc.), and it's really good, I make a triple batch and seal it in a mason jar with my Foodsaver. We're not sodium reduced, but we just don't use a lot of salt. This works great and is cheaper and has less 'stuff' in it than packaged taco seasoning.

  6. calmag  May 18, 2015

    Am I suppose to toast the cumin seed and grind them or do I add them to the other ingredients whole? Thank you for posting!

    • SkinnyMs  May 18, 2015

      Calmag, You can use the ground cumin you buy in the store. To get a stronger cumin flavor, you can toast them in a dry skillet on the stovetop over medium heat, stirring the whole time, for about 3 minutes until just fragrant but not burnt. Then you would grind them in a spice/coffee grinder.

  7. Trevor  June 1, 2016

    I know this may sound dumb, but how do I use the seasoning? For example, using ground turkey do I add the seasoning and some water? If so, how much water is recommended?

    • Kym Votruba  June 2, 2016

      Your question is not dumb at all. 🙂 We add the seasoning after we brown the turkey with a little water. You can also add this seasoning to soups and stews before heating.

  8. Kim  October 24, 2017

    Thank you for this recipe!! Awesome way to reduce sodium!

    • Nichole Furlong  October 24, 2017

      You’re very welcome, Kim! Glad you enjoy!


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