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Tex Mex Seasoning in a small white ramekin
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Tex Mex Seasoning

A batch of homemade Tex Mex Seasoning is the best shortcut to making tacos, burrito bowls, fajitas, soups, or other Southwestern-style dishes. Keep a batch of this in your pantry and use it in any Southwestern or Mexican recipe.
NOTE: This makes enough for any recipe that makes 4 servings, but use the slider below (next to “Servings”) to easily adjust the measurements so you can make a big batch to store for future recipes.
Prep Time1 min
Total Time1 min
Cuisine: Mexican, Tex Mex
Keyword: seasoning, spice mix
Servings: 4
Calories: 8kcal
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef
Cost: $.45


  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • ½ tsp Salt (optional; see note)
  • ½ tsp Garlic Powder - Make sure you use garlic powder and not garlic salt.
  • ½ tsp Dried Oregano


  • Salt is always optional in homemade seasoning. Feel free to add it to the blend now or wait and add it, to taste, when you make a recipe later. (Just don’t forget it entirely. Salt will bring out the flavors in the recipe you’re making and will allow this seasoning blend to really shine.)
  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.


The seasoning will deliver maximum flavor if used within 6 months, but can be safely stored (and used in recipes) in a cool, dry place for a year or more.


Serving: 1.25tsp | Calories: 8kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 303mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 483IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg