Mexican seasoning

A red powdered seasoning

About this recipe

Serving size
1 tablespoon
Time to make
5 minutes


  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons cumin 
  • 2 tablespoons ground coriander
  • 2 tablespoons oregano
  • 2 tablespoons basil
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 11 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1.5 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  1. Combine all ingredients in small mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly.  
  2. Put into an airtight container and cover. Label the container.  
  3. Store in a cool, dark place, such as the refrigerator or a cool cupboard.
  4. Add to ground beef, chicken, cooked dried beans, etc. 

Tips and variations

  • Depending on your taste preference, use this spice blend instead of salt to season food.
  • Use on meat before baking, and in casseroles or soups, or add to melted margarine or butter to put on hot vegetables.
  • If there is a food co-op near you, check for lower prices for spices and herbs. You can buy just the amount of seasonings that you need.
  • This low-cost seasoning mix is a tasty replacement for commercial seasoning mixes.  
  • Prepare this seasoning as a gift. Put it in a clean, airtight jar and add a colorful ribbon and a card with directions for using. 

Nutritional info

Total fat
0.4 g
Saturated fat
0.1 g
0 mg
41.7 mg
Total carbohydrates
4.9 g
Dietary fiber
1.4 g
1.1 g
Total sugar
0.3 g