Homemade Enchilada Seasoning Blend

In this Homemade Enchilada Seasoning Blend 12 different spices like chili and chipotle powder, Mexican oregano and cumin (to name a few) collaborate for one flavorful spice mix. Use in recipes like enchilada sauce, dips or as seasoning for your favorite protein. Yields 6 tablespoons.

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I love enchiladas. Actually, my whole family loves them and it’s also one of the few things we all can agree on for dinner. Enchiladas are one of those meals that can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be. With that said the filling options are endless as are the toppings.

I’ve made my own enchilada sauce from scratch before using fresh tomatoes. I have also made a more simple 15-minute version (which I use more often than not). While making it recently, I casually thought to myself ‘I make this sauce so often I should bottle the spices to make it easier’ queue the lightbulb above my head. The same thing happened when I made chicken shawarma.

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Having a pre-made spice blends on hand will aid in using up the spices in your cupboard so they don’t just sit there waiting to expire, furthermore having them on hand will no doubt speed up your weeknight (or weekend for that matter) meal making. No more searching for spices and measuring each and every one.

But this homemade enchilada seasoning blend isn’t just for sauce making. Sprinkle it over chicken, rub it into beef or just toss it with a mess of vegetables and grill OR maybe you have a recipe calling for enchilada spice mix? Use it similarly as you would taco or fajita seasoning. I still have a few recipes that I want to try it in, and with any success, you can bet I’ll be sharing it here asap.

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Here is what you will need: 1 tablespoon (mild) chili powder, 1 tablespoon paprika, 2 teaspoons ground cumin (I used roasted), 2 teaspoons light brown sugar, 2 teaspoons kosher salt, 1-1/2 teaspoons onion powder, 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder, 1-1/2 teaspoons dried Mexican oregano (crushed in the palm of your hand), 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder, 1 teaspoon ground coriander, 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper.

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You simply measure and add each spice or herb into a jar or container. I recently found these squatty, wide-mouth jars on amazon and I’m in love. Finally the perfect jar!! They are just the thing for big batch spice blends and are easily stackable, maximizing my cupboard space.

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Next stir the spices, the sugar likes to clump and doing so will break it up and is evenly throughout the homemade enchilada seasoning mix.

One of my (many) favorite kitchen tools is this mini whisk. My sister Julie got it for me one Christmas and I use it for allthethings! It’s great for mixing small batches of things like dips, spice blends or salad dressings.

This recipe yields 6 tablespoons, but you can certainly double to have a larger jar on hand. Store this in an air-tight container for up to 1 to 2 years! After you make this homemade enchilada seasoning blend, check out my other homemade seasoning blends!

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Yield: 6 tablespoons

Homemade Enchilada Seasoning Blend

In this Homemade Enchilada Seasoning Blend 12 different spices collaborate for one flavorful spice mix. Use in recipes like enchilada sauce, dips or as seasoning for your favorite protein. Yields 6 tablespoons.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Instructions

Combine in an airtight container or small jar. Whisk or use a fork to break up the brown sugar.

Store in a cool dry place for 1 to 2 years.

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2 Responses to “Homemade Enchilada Seasoning Blend”

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    Sarah — August 14, 2018 at 10:06 am

    This recipe sounds like a good one to have on hand. Would love to know where you purchased the cutting board and dishtowels. Love them both.
    Thanks!

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — August 16th, 2018 @ 8:26 am

      Hi Sarah! The cutting board is by Pfaltzgraff and I picked it up at my local grocery store (Meijer if you’re from Michigan) two years ago and the towel is actually a napkin from this set at Crate & Barrel. 🙂

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