This recipe for keto Tex-Mex seasoning is so easy to make and adds so much flavor to any dish. Use it when cooking chicken, beef, pork, shrimp, and vegetables too!
Perfect for your next Taco Tuesday or any day of the week really.
This sugar-free Tex-Mex seasoning is also so versatile because it can be used while cooking, as well as a dry rub for chicken, steaks, and even ribs!
It also makes a great marinade when you combine it with olive oil and lime juice. Trust me, you’ll enjoy finding new ways to incorporate this low in carbs seasoning mix into your cooking!
The best part about this Tex-Mex seasoning is that it isn’t packed with unnecessary sugar like the store-bought version!
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Keto Tex-Mex Seasoning
One of the many great benefits of making your own keto-friendly Tex-Mex spice mix is that you can customize it for your needs! If you love spicy (like me!) you can add more of the jalapeno powder and red pepper flakes.
If you’re more sensitive to the heat then you can add less. If you like a smokier flavor you can increase the amount of chipotle and smoked paprika! The options are endless really.
This sugar-free Tex-Mex seasoning is designed to be medium heat but of course, this is subjective. Another element you can control easily is the salt.
You can add more or less of the salt or even opt to leave out the salt so that you have total control when cooking later on. My favorite part of making this mix is not just how easy it is to make but how much time it saves me when cooking!
Instead of having to pull out all of my spices I can just reach for the one jar! It makes for easier, faster, and cleaner cooking! Those are all things we can use more of every day in the kitchen if you ask me.
Sugar-Free Tex-Mex Seasoning
You might be wondering, “why would I need to make a keto Tex-Mex seasoning?” since spices don’t have carbs. Well here’s why, when you buy a pre-made seasoning blend at the store they add things like whole wheat flour and corn syrup to them!
This of course leads to those pesky hidden carbs we don’t even realize we’re consuming but add up rather quickly. It’s why making your own seasonings, rubs, and marinades at home are a great way to know exactly what’s in your food.
The Best Sugar Substitutes
For this homemade sugar-free Tex-Mex seasoning I chose to add a little of my favorite granulated sugar substitute, Lakanto to add in that hint of sweetness that balances out the heat.
Lakanto is my favorite because it is a monk fruit/erythritol blend making it a great natural choice without an aftertaste.
Swerve an erythritol sugar substitute that also works well for this blend.
You could also use the stevia and erythritol-based brand Pyure however, if using Pyure you will want to use half the amount called for in this recipe since it’s a much sweeter choice.
If stevia is your preferred choice then feel free to use the Pyure brand, I find it’s one of the best options in the market.
Lastly, if you can’t easily resource a more natural sugar substitute you can also use Splenda with great success.
What You’ll Need
Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. The following is a list of the ingredients you’ll need for this low carb Tex Mex spice blend.
- Cumin powder
- Chili powder
- Chipotle powder
- Smokey paprika
- Jalapeno powder
- Coriander powder
- Onion powder
- Garlic powder
- Sea salt, optional
- Granulated sugar substitute
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- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 1/2 tablespoons cumin powder
- 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoons smoked paprika powder
- 2 teaspoons chipotle powder
- 2 teaspoons jalapeno powder
- 1 tablespoon sea salt (optional)
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar substitute
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon coriander powder
- In a small bowl, combine all the spices and sweetener.
- Using a small funnel, fill your spice jar or your choice of airtight container.
The recipe makes 1/2 cup of sugar-free Tex Mex seasoning. Nutrition is calculated for the entire recipe
Store in a cool, dry place for up to one year but use within 6 months for best flavor. Spices do not go bad but will begin to lose their flavor with time.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1/2 cup Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 45Carbohydrates: 1gFiber: 1g