Mexican Spice Mix

Paprika and cumin

Lorry Eason/Getty Images

Ratings (24)
  • Total: 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cup (48 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
6 Calories
0g Fat
1g Carbs
0g Protein
See Full Nutritional Guidelines Hide Full Nutritional Guidelines
×
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 cup (48 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 6
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 89mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 0g
Calcium 9mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

With the popularity of Mexican cuisine, having a ready-made Mexican spice mix on hand can save you time in the kitchen. Making your own Mexican spice mix at home with this blend of herbs and spices is simple.

The most commonly used flavors in Mexican cooking are garlic, onion, and chipotle powder (roasted jalapeños that have been dried and ground). The most commonly used herbs and spices in Mexican cooking include cilantro, chili powder, Mexican oregano, cumin, cinnamon, cloves, anise, cocoa powder, and epazote.

This Mexican spice mix is great in chili and sprinkled on beef, pork, or chicken before grilling, baking, or broiling.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chili powder
  • 1/4 cup​ Hungarian sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground dried chipotle chile pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Whisk together chili powder, Hungarian sweet paprika, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, chipotle pepper powder, dried oregano leaves, and salt until evenly combined.

  3. Place Mexican spice mix in an airtight glass jar and store in a cool, dark place.

  4. Use within 3 months. Shake before each use to re-combine.

Kitchen Notes

  • This Mexican spice mix is great with chili. Sprinkle it on beef, pork, or chicken before grilling, baking, or broiling for a south-of-the-border flavor.