All Purpose Mexican Chili Seasoning Mix

Mary Ann Hanson


I got the original recipe from budget101 but have tweeked it a bit. I have discovered that this seasoning can take the place of many I would have otherwise bought. It is nice to have one thing that does the job of many. I have included several ideas for using this but would love to hear from anyone who comes up with something else! This is not just for dip but I had to choose a category.

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makes about 2 cups
10 Min
No-Cook or Other


1/2 c
dried parsley
1/3 c
dried minced onion
1/4 c
dried minced chives
1/3 c
chili powder
1/4 c
dried cumin
1/4 c
1 tsp
garlic powder
1 tsp
ground black pepper
2 Tbsp


1Mix all ingredients and blend well. Store in an air tight container.
2For tacos: Brown 1 pound of hamburger and drain. Add 2 T. of seasoning, 2 T. of ketchup, and 1/2 cup water. Simmer stirring occasionally until liquid is reduced. Use for nachos, tacos, taco salad, or on hot dogs for chili dogs with cheese and onions.
3For beans: Sort, rinse, and soak 1 cup of pinto beans. Add to pot with 1 rounded tablespoon of seasoning mix, 3 slices cooked crumbled bacon, and 1 T. of fat or oil. Cover with water. Cook until beans are tender. To make baked beans, add ketchup, brown sugar, and onion to taste. Bake as desired. These beans are so good and the only way I prepare them now!
4For dip: Add 3 T. mix to 1 cup each of sour cream and mayonaise. If desired add 1 or more of the following: 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, 1/4 c. crumbled cooked bacon, 1 chopped green onion. Refrigerate to blend flavors.
5For chili: Make mix as for tacos but increase mix to 1 1/2 tablespoons. After making meat, add 1 can of kidney or pinto beans, drained and about 2 cups of low or no sodium tomatoes (I use a pint of home canned). Simmer for about 20 minutes. Tastes even better for lunch the next day!
6For sloppy joes: Make mix as for tacos but do not cook yet. Add 2-3 T. brown sugar, 2 tsp. mustard, 1 tsp ground horseradish, 2 tsp. worcesterchire sauce and 1/4 cup ketchup. Simmer for about 10 minutes. Serve on buns with pickles, cheese, chopped onions, and mustard. This is good on mashed potatoes too.
7I have used this to season cooked chicken, beef, and pork for tacos and burritos. I have used it like a rub on grilled meat. It is really good!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Dips, Seasoning Mixes
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: Mexican
Hashtag: #cumin