Living in the southwest I have come to use a lot of spices that I was not previously familiar with. Like I have said before, I grew up in a spice-free Italian home. So, black pepper was about it. Now, I have come to love so many flavors, Mexican included. So, to make things easy on myself I developed a great blend of these spices. The Mexican Spice Mix is not too spicy, you will notice it does not contain cayenne pepper. I hope you enjoy!
Mexican Spice Mix
? Cup chili powder
? Cup paprika (I decide upon Hungarian sweet or smoked)
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1? Teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon floor dried chipotle chile pepper
2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
Combine in a small bowl. Pour into an air tight container. Enjoy in your dishes to add a Mexican flavor!