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

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 7-9 Pounds of Meat

Serving Size: 1.5 Ounces

Pantry Sized Mexican Seasoning

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

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 Onion Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Oregano
  • 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 3 tablespoons of seasoning with 1/2 cup of water.
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This blend of Homemade Mexican Seasoning is cheaper than packaged ones, tastes better and uses common household spices.


Stacy

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