Mexican Spice Mix

Cuisine: Mexican

Cook Time: 5 Minutes

Serves: 48

This Mexican spice blend recipe is quick and easy and makes the perfect blend to add to your favorite Mexican dishes. You'll know exactly what to do with that packet of dried spices that's been sitting in your cupboard for ages!

  • ½ cup of chili powder
  • 1 and ½ cup of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • ¼ cup of sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of ground dried chipotle pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of cumin powder
  • 2 teaspoons of oregano (dried)
  • Salt

Spice Up Your Life with this Authentic Mexican spice mix recipe

  1. Gather all the necessary ingredients.
  2. Mix chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, sweet paprika, ground dried chipotle pepper, dried oregano, cumin powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl and whisk until well blended.
  3. Pour the Mexican spice mix and store it in an airtight glass container.
  4. For better storage, keep the container in a dark and cool place.

Chef Tip:

  1. A perfect spice blend for adding a Mexican spice mix to beef, chicken, or pork; this also jazzes up chili. Toss it on before broiling, grilling, and baking.
  2. Like a traditional spice blend, the Mexican spice mix can be used to liven up dishes like scrambled eggs, mixed into sliced avocado with some lime juice, and sprinkled atop of rice.
  3. You can also toss this Mexican spice mix with finely popped popcorn and some softened butter or coconut oil.

If you like things spicy or want to introduce some hot new flavors into your mealtime repertoire, a homemade spice mix can be a convenient and quick way of adding smokiness, acidic notes, heat, or other enticing sensations to your food.

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Fun Fact
  • It is not true that all Mexican foods are spicy.
  • It is true that chilli is a primary ingredient in Mexican foods, but there are several varieties of chillies that are sweet such as Anaheim. Flavour also varies with region, food in Southeastern Mexico is not as spicy as other regions of the country.
Historical Fact
  • As we know, Mexican cuisine is very favorable and not complete without spices.
  • Although paprika is often associated with Hungarian cuisines, it is originally from New World and then was introduced to the Old World.
Nutrition Fact
  • Cumin is believed to speed up the activity of digestive enzymes and in turn, improve digestion, it is packed with iron which is needed in children for growth and in young women to replace blood lost in menstruation and it also prevents anemia.
  • Chilli lowers the cholesterol and lipid deposits in the blood, improves metabolism, and promotes weight loss.