Cal's Mexican Seasoning Blend

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Chef Michael Callah

The "Secret Ingredient" here is Mexican Chocolate! This spice blend is a staple in my professional kitchen. Note: this recipe does not include salt! I am a hospital chef -- it is important that I regulate the amount of sodium that I put in my dishes! Traditional processed foods generally contain way too much salt!

Top Review by Annacia

I wanted to try this mix as I have not added coco to a Mexican mix before but it seems reasonable for it to be there. I made it this morning but haven't had a chance to try it in a recipe yet but I mixed some with a bit of butter and used it on a tortilla wrapping some smoked ham and it was great. The coco added something rather earthy and a new layer of flavor to the standard Mexican blend, I'm looking forward to trying it in some chili. Making .1% of the recipe just about filled my spice jar to brimming. Made for Pick A Chef, Spring 2013.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients and mix well.
  2. Cal's Mexican Seasoning blend is not intended to be spicy hot. Add cayenne to increase the temperature as desired.
  3. You can store this seasoning blend in a dry, sealed container for up to three months, in the freezer for up to a year.

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