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.


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~Cheers,
Stacy

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Stacy

Stacy is the mother of 3, step-mom of 3 and grandparent of 3. She retired as a project manager for a environmental laboratory. In her spare time she volunteers with her daughter's high school band. She has been developing websites for over 15 years, both for herself and others. Cooking, sewing, reading and history are just a few of her passions. Reading about history is a double passion!

4 Comments:

  1. I love making my own seasoning blends, that way I know exactly what is in them. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  2. Thanks for stopping by and linking up with Saturday Dishes. I pinned this.
    Blessings,
    Diane Roark
    recipesforourdailybread.com

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