Pantry Sized Mexican Seasoning

This blend of Homemade Mexican Seasoning is cheaper than packaged ones, tastes better and uses common household spices.Mexican food is one of my favorite “foreign” foods. I grew up in a agricultural town with a strong Mexican culture (Yakima, Washington). Tacos, fajitas, enchiladas, burritos, tamales, chimichangas – these are standard foods there. Yummy!

There are several Mexican/Spanish based recipes that I will be sharing and I prefer to use my own blend of spices. This way I can control the spiciness because we prefer it mild in this house. Also, I can control how much salt is used and there aren’t any preservatives.

Because I’m cheap (true story), I use the the $1 generic spices that Kroger offers. These can be found at Wal-Mart, K-Mart, the dollar store, etc.

My recipe for Mexican Seasoning makes enough to season about 7-9 pounds of ground beef depending on how much you use. Double or triple it to store even more. Three tablespoons equals one packet.

Pantry Sized Mexican Seasoning

This blend of Mexican Seasoning is cheaper than packaged ones, tastes better and uses common household spices.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 9 Uses

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons Paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Onion Flakes
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Onion Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes *optional
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper *optional

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, add all seasonings.
  2. Cover tightly with lid and shake to mix well.
  3. Store in an airtight container in a dry cool area.
  4. For tacos: Brown one pound ground beef and strain the fat. Add 2-3 Tablespoons of seasoning with 1/2 cup of water. Simmer until water has evaporated.

This blend of Homemade Mexican Seasoning is cheaper than packaged ones, tastes better and uses common household spices.


Stacy

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