If you are wanting a healthier option than the store bought taco seasoning packets you will want to try this homemade THM taco seasoning with nutritional yeast. It is so easy & contains no ingredients that you can’t pronounce!
Some Trim Healthy Mama’s are purists. And some are not. I’m in that latter category. Don’t get me wrong, I want to make healthier choices for myself and my family but some things just don’t bother me (you can see those things here in the 5 things I don’t do on THM).
And on busy days I sometimes have to choose between getting dinner on the table with one or two less than desirable ingredients or ordering pizza. And I opt for the mostly healthy vs. the pizza.
Taco seasoning packs are one of those things that I used to use because they are “mostly ok.” But if you really drill down, lots of those store bought packages are filled with gross ingredients and things that I don’t want to consume.
So making my own seemed like the only option. But I have to have easy for busy week day suppers so a big batch that I can use for a while was a must. So this Homemade THM taco seasoning with nutritional yeast will yield about the same seasoning as 6 pre-made packs.
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Homemade THM Taco Seasoning With Nutritional Yeast
If you have a batch of this Mexican seasoning blend in your pantry, you will be able to make tacos and fajitas quickly during the week.
I’m A Drive Thru Sue – Are the Pre-made Packets that Bad?
Well, I guess that depends on who you ask! I’m not promising that I will never use one again. (I hear all the purists gasping from everywhere!)
But what I am committing to is trying to do better. I know it is easier to rip open a packet and dump it into your ground beef but with just 5 minutes of prep, you can have the same level of easy for six dinners.
And you will feel better knowing that this homemade THM taco seasoning with nutritional yeast is only filled with things that are good for you.
No weird ingredients or fillers. Just spices and Nutritional Yeast!
What is Nutritional Yeast?
Nutritional yeast comes in the form of flakes that are yellow in color. It is a low fat, high protein food that can be used to season. It gives off a nutty or even a slightly cheesy flavor (which makes it nice for E meals, though on it’s own it is a FP).
You can check out all the benefits in this article by Medical News Today.
Making THM Taco Seasoning Packets
Making the homemade THM taco seasoning with nutritional yeast is quick and easy. Just combine all ingredients in a container with a lid or even a ziplock bag.
I prefer these containers.
It will keep in your pantry for an indefinite period! Just waiting on you for a busy night when you need a quick meal for dinner & tacos are welcome at my house any day of the week!
How To Use The Seasoning
After you brown the meat of your choice, add 2 tablespoons of the homemade THM taco seasoning with nutritional yeast to your skillet with 1/2 a cup of water. Allow the seasoning to simmer with the meat for about 15 minutes until most of the liquid is absorbed.
More THM Mexican Recipes:
30 Minute Skillet Chicken with Salsa Verde Queso Cauli Rice – THM S
NSI Cheese & Onion Enchiladas – THM S
Instant Pot Mexican Shredded Pork (A great taco or enchilada filler) – THM FP
Best Instant Pot Taco Meat Using this Homemade Taco Seasoning! THM FP or S
- 1/4 cup Chili Powder
- 6 tsp Cumin
- 2 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp garlic
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1/4-1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp salt (optional)
- Combine all the seasonings in a zip bag or plastic container. *I don't add salt because I use a salty beef base when cooking this in an Instant Pot Taco Meat recipe.
- When you are ready to use the THM taco seasoning, add 2 tablespoons of seasoning to 1 lb of browned and drained ground beef.