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Tex mex spices

Tex Mex spices

When you talk about Mexican spices, it usually refers to the very spicy but aromatic Tex-Mex spices. A spice mix that cannot be ignored in Mexican cuisine. Due to the different spices and the combination of both chili powder and cayenne powder, it gives an extra taste sensation to your marinades and sauces. But be careful, because not everyone can tolerate the amount of chili powder together with the cayenne pepper and black pepper. Especially because it is even more supported by the garlic and onion powder. If you use fresh herbs and spices, the taste and smell will really come into its own.


  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  • Put it in a seal-able jar and store it in a dark moisture-free place, this way it will keep for a year If you use fresh herbs, make just enough to use immediately in a dish
  • Do not chop the fresh herbs in a blender, but finely chop or grind them in a mortar to release all the flavors

Enjoy your dinner

Allow the Tex-Mex spice mix to absorb well into your dish by making the marinades a day in advance. Or if you use it immediately, also rub the meat well in advance so that all the flavors can penetrate the meat well. Do you mix it through the minced meat? Do this preferably when the minced meat is already loosely fried. If you do this too early, you'll have already lost some of your spices before they end up in a taco. Make sure you have some crème fraîche so that everyone can put out the fire now and then. Also delicious in a Mexican kidney bean dish.

Tex mex spices



  • 1/4 cup Chili powder
  • 4 tsp Paprika powder
  • 2 tsp Ginger powder
  • 2 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tsp Ground cumin
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Thyme
  • 1 tsp Cayenne pepper

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