*Know what you are putting in there
*Can customize with less Salt, more or less spice like Cayenne Pepper or Chipotle Pepper
*Real ingredients, nothing fake
*Make huge batch enough for multiple dishes, (tacos, chili, burgers, enchiladas, tamales, chicken and pork)
*Gluten-Free, some spice mixes have flour in them for a thickener
I personal have been making my own fiesta spice mix for years and can make a 6oz or more batch that last me for months.
Use it for decoration, it looks like the sand art that I did as a child in the 90's.
Base is Dark Chili Powder
Paprika or Smoked Paprika (Smoked gives it a smoky and better flavor)
Chipotle Pepper (optional)
Mexican Oregano(Can use regular Oregano but this gives it better flavor)
Black Pepper (Fresh cracked is best)
|Could be found at Winn Dixie if you live in the south.|
|At a Mexican Market or Hispanic Spice Section.|
Use a glass jar or a small tuberware. Measure all ingredients out and pour into a container of your choice. Once all ingredients are together, shake it up. Shake it up maybe five times to combine well.
|An old spaghetti jar works great|
Chili use 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of seasoning depending on size of the batch.