Gifts from the Kitchen: Mexican Spice Mix

Beef, Chicken, Main | January 11, 2016 | By

This is likely not authentic Mexican, but it is delicious. A spice blend that will kick your meat up a notch for sure.

Add 2-3 T to 1 lb of browned ground beef, simmer for 5 minutes with about a cup of water. Wrap some up with vegetables, sour cream, and cheese.

Inspired by: improving the ingredients list in store bought taco mix 

It also works as a marinade; slice boneless and skinless chicken breasts and/or thighs, sprinkle with a few dashes of the spice blend and mix well, then add a spoonful of sour cream. Let settle for half an hour or so. Saute sliced onion in some olive oil, add the chicken and cook until done.

 mexican spice mix burrito  Here’s my 12-year old’s creation ready to be rolled up and eaten. 

mexican spice mix burrito chicken

Mexican Spice Mix 

  • 6 t dried oregano, Mexican if you can find it
  • 4 t crushed red pepper flakes
  • 5 t garlic powder
  • 4 t black pepper
  • 1-2 t cayenne pepper
  • 4 T cumin
  • 4 T chili powder
  • 4 T sea salt
  • 4 T paprika (not the sweet kind)

Mix all together, keep airtight out of direct sunlight.

You can add more cayenne for a hotter version.

Based on this recipe from the Norwegian foodblog Trines Matblogg.


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