Seasoning Essentials: Tex Mex Spice

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Andy Anderson !

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@ThePretentiousChef

This is a great spice to be used just like salt or pepper. Place it into a shaker bottle and place it on the table to give your dishes that unique South-of-the-Border taste.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

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Serves:
Several
Prep:
5 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

  • PLAN/PURCHASE

  • 3 Tbsp
    chili powder, i prefer ancho
  • 2 Tbsp
    dehydrated onions
  • 2 Tbsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried oregano
  • 2 tsp
    hungarian paprika, not smoked
  • 2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper, freshly ground.

How to Make Seasoning Essentials: Tex Mex Spice

Step-by-Step

  1. PREP/PREPARE
  2. If kept in a cool dry place (the pantry comes to mind), most spices will last up to a year.
  3. If you have an old glass spice bottle with a shaker top, that would be an ideal storage container.
  4. Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  5. All of the ingredients have a ground consistency, except 3: The dehydrated onions, dried oregano, and the red pepper flakes. So, before mixing all the ingredients together, place those 3 into a spice grinder, or mortar, and grind until they are the same consistency as the other spices.
  6. Mix all the ingredients together, and store in a bottle or jar with a tight-fitting lid.
  7. PLATE/PRESENT
  8. I use this in a lot of different recipes:
    • With chicken, beef, or chicken tacos
    • Shake a bit over a taco bowl
    • As a spice topping on mashed, or smashed potatoes
    • Sprinkled over a queso cheese and chili dip
    • Add to mac & cheese for a South-of-the-Border twist
    And, leave a shaker full of it on the table for Taco Tuesdays
    Enjoy.
  9. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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