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CNP Mexican Seasoning

This versatile seasoning lasts a long time in the pantry. Creating your own spice mix saves money and helps you avoid added sodium found in bagged spice mixes. Use this seasoning as a salt substitute or in many recipes found in our cookbook. Click the tag "CNP Mexican Seasoning" to find more recipes where you can use this tasty mix.
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Course Basic Recipe
$0.28 per serving
Servings 20 servings


  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 Tablespoons paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper or crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon salt (optional)


  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl, jar, or plastic bag. Mix well.
  • Store in a tightly sealed container. Label and date. Keep in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.


  • Add 1 Tablespoon to ground meat for tacos, burritos, or fajitas.
  • Sprinkle on popcorn, grilled or roasted vegetables, and on raw meat or poultry before cooking.

Nutrition Label

Serving: 1 teaspoon
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