Trader Joe’s Taco Seasoning Mix makes Taco Tuesdays (or any day) a breeze!
We make something involving taco meat every week. Tacos, salads, Tater Tot Nachos…I’m up for putting taco meat on just about anything!
When Trader Joe’s came out with their taco seasoning mix, I was ecstatic. Up until that point, I had been cobbling together my own seasoning mix in an effort to avoid the less-than-desirable ingredients in most mixes. But I’m lazy and always short on time, so a packet that has clean ingredients and is only $.79 was a dream-come-true.
Each packet, if made according to the directions, is enough for two pounds of beef. For most families, this means each packet is good for two meals, which makes Trader Joe’s Taco Seasoning Mix even more economical.
The recipe on the packet calls for combining half of the packet with ground beef and onion and then adding a 14-ounce container of tomatoes or tomato sauce. This stuff is hot, y’all, and the first time I made it according to the directions it set my whole head on fire. Normally I love spicy food, but this was too much for me and my kids wouldn’t touch it. So I recommend only using 3 or 4 teaspoons instead of half of the packet. You’ll still get plenty of flavor without all of the pain.
Nutritional Information for Trader Joe’s Taco Seasoning Mix
Like most seasoning mixes, Trader Joe’s version contains a fair amount of sodium and some sugar, which means if you’re on Whole30, or trying to avoid either of those, you’re still stuck making your own.
The ingredients list is pretty clean, though, and there are no mystery ingredients. As usual for a Trader Joe’s brand product, there are no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.
Bonus points for all of you allergy sufferers out there – this taco seasoning is gluten-, nut-, and dairy-free!
While I think this seasoning mix is way too hot if made according to the directions, you can use less and still get a delicious end result. I use this at least once a week, and absolutely love it!
Have you tried Trader Joe’s Taco Seasoning Mix? Leave a comment below and let me know what you think!
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