Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Mexican Spice Mix

Living in the southwest I have come to use a lot of spices that I was not previously familiar with.  Like I have said before, I grew up in a spice-free Italian home.  So, black pepper was about it.  Now, I have come to love so many flavors, Mexican included.  So, to make things easy on myself I developed a great blend of these spices.  The Mexican Spice Mix is not too spicy, you will notice it does not contain cayenne pepper.  I hope you enjoy!

Mexican Spice Mix
½ cup chili powder
¼ cup paprika (I prefer Hungarian sweet or smoked)
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1½ teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon ground dried chipotle chile pepper
2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves

Combine in a small bowl.  Pour into an air tight container.  Enjoy in your dishes to add a Mexican flavor!


  1. Thank you!! Perfect spice recipe - will be using this a lot!!
    Mary x

  2. I love to blend my own spices. I never use cayenne it's just too spicy hot for my husband, but we love chipotle powder. I am definitely going to make this one thanks! I have Mexican oregano too :) can't wait to try it.


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