Tex-Mex seasoning

Tex-Mex seasoning

Bold. A bit spicy. Homemade deliciousness in a jar. Yes, it’s Tex-Mex seasoning of which we speak! This amazing mixture has just the right amount of kick... and contains zero sugar and artificial flavorings. Who’s ready for Taco Tuesday?

Tex-Mex seasoning

Bold. A bit spicy. Homemade deliciousness in a jar. Yes, it’s Tex-Mex seasoning of which we speak! This amazing mixture has just the right amount of kick... and contains zero sugar and artificial flavorings. Who’s ready for Taco Tuesday?
USMetric
1 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp paprika powder
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp chili flakes
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp sea salt (optional)

Instructions

Instructions are for 1 serving. Please modify as needed.

  1. Add all ingredients to a bowl and stir until thoroughly blended. Pour into a jar with a tight-fitting lid.
  2. If you use whole seeds, grind in a grinder either in advance or when cooking.
  3. Keep the spices in a dark, dry and cool/room temperature place. Small tin cans are great.
  4. Make a big batch to last for 4–6 months; after this the spices will lose some flavor and color. They won't go bad, but will just be less powerful.

Tip!

We used dried garlic flakes, but you can also use garlic powder. Adding salt, or not, to your spice mix is a matter of choice. Try it with our keto taco shells!

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11 comments

  1. Gentiann
    I live in Texas, and I do not agree with the addition of cinnamon and cloves....I have never see these spices in Tex-Mex seasoning (at least in the ones sold in Texas). May I suggest you write "optional" next to them?
    Reply: #6
  2. Alex
    Wow, that's a lot of carbs per serving! Where do the carbs come from?
  3. Philip
    The recipe seems a lot for just 2 servings! The recipe I needed only required 1 tbsp of tex-mex for 2 servings, so I changed the recipe as follows:

    Half teaspoon chili powder
    Quarter teaspoon paprika powder
    Quarter teaspoons ground cumin
    Quarter teaspoon chili flakes
    Quarter teaspoon dried oregano
    Quarter teaspoon ground black pepper
    1 pinch ground cinnamon
    1 clove garlic, minced
    Quarter teaspoon (optional)

    I did not add garlic powder as prefer real garlic, I also didn't add onion powder as used onions within the recipe. Tasted really good and was enough to make up 1 tbsp seasoning

    Reply: #7
  4. Laura
    Yes where are the carbs coming from?
  5. Naomi
    If you look the carbs are for the whole batch and my guess would be the onion is where the carbs come from.
  6. Maria
    Oh, come on, Gentiann, things move on like Italian pasta and American burgers!! 😆 I live in England and if people want to add something extra to our English, Welsh, Irish or Scottish meals, that's fine. After all we all know porridge should just be eaten with salt and made with water if you're Scottish and not English where we make it with milk and berries! Things evolve as they do.in Sweden!!!. The ingedients are nor optional to get this wonderful powder- just give it a go! Such go reports on here! 🤣
  7. Una
    Depends on what country you are in as to what a tablespoon would be! The measurement is not the same- which is confusing!
  8. Susan
    I made this again last night and for the first time, I included the salt. I used finely ground pink Himalayan salt. And wooh! It was VERY salty. The spice flavor was great and worked very well with a large hunk of leftover pork (made into a stew).
  9. Christine
    I love TexMex seasoning ! I always have a batch on hand
  10. Kate
    Thur 4 Oct 2018
    Diet Doctor! Please answer these comments... mine and above! I entered all these ingredients into MFP and it still comes up ridiculously high: Note, I've omitted the chili as I can't eat them, I used a real clove of garlic instead of powder, I've substituted a shallot for onion powder;
    Serves One:
    2 tsp paprika - 13 calories; carbs 2
    2 tsp ground cumin 15 calories, carbs 2
    1 clove garlic 4 calories, carb 1
    20 grams shallot - 5 calories, carb 1
    ½ tsp oregano - 2 calories, carb 1
    ½ tsp black pepper - 3 calories, carb 1
    .06 tsp cinnamon - 0 calories, carb 0
    1 tbsp salt (? a lot) - 0 calories, carb 0
    TOTALS: 42 calories; Carbs - 8
    That is a lot of calories and especially a lot of carbs for one serving! Especially if a person is on 20grms carbs or below, which I am.
    EXTRA QUERY: how do I know if you answer this question? Unless I check into these comments on a daily basis - can you email me?
    Reply: #11
  11. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Kate!

    This seasoning is meant to be used when doing liberal LCHF and should normally be avoided when eating Keto (you could of course use just a small amount). Orange symbol for the carb count above illustrates liberal LCHF.

    More reading about different types of LCHF/Keto can be found here:
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/how-low-carb-is-low-carb

    Thur 4 Oct 2018
    Diet Doctor! Please answer these comments... mine and above! I entered all these ingredients into MFP and it still comes up ridiculously high: Note, I've omitted the chili as I can't eat them, I used a real clove of garlic instead of powder, I've substituted a shallot for onion powder;
    Serves One:
    2 tsp paprika - 13 calories; carbs 2
    2 tsp ground cumin 15 calories, carbs 2
    1 clove garlic 4 calories, carb 1
    20 grams shallot - 5 calories, carb 1
    ½ tsp oregano - 2 calories, carb 1
    ½ tsp black pepper - 3 calories, carb 1
    .06 tsp cinnamon - 0 calories, carb 0
    1 tbsp salt (? a lot) - 0 calories, carb 0
    TOTALS: 42 calories; Carbs - 8
    That is a lot of calories and especially a lot of carbs for one serving! Especially if a person is on 20grms carbs or below, which I am.
    EXTRA QUERY: how do I know if you answer this question? Unless I check into these comments on a daily basis - can you email me?

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