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Trader Joe's copycat taco seasoning

Copycat Trader Joe's Taco Seasoning

The closest homemade taco seasoning recipe to Trader Joe's!

Course Seasoning
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword taco, taco seasoning
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Author Hannah @ Eat, Drink and Save Money


  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper reduce to 1/8 tsp if you don't like your seasoning spicy. The TJ mix is spicy!


  1. Combine in a bowl

  2. Store in an airtight container until use

  3. To make tacos, cook ground meat on the stovetop over medium heat, add seasoning and 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil then let simmer until water has boiled off.