Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

I use this blend when seasoning for chicken or beef is called for in Mexican-style recipes for my South Beach sugar, flour or cornstarch to be found in this recipe. It's not too spicy; if you want a bit more of a "kick", you may want to add some red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper. This recipe makes 2Tbsp plus 1 1/2 tsp of seasoning.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place in a baggie or a small airtight container; shake to mix.
  2. Store in a dry, cool place.
Most Helpful

This is a great starter base, however I think it needed to be more spicy so I added 1/4 tsp (approx.) of ground cayenne pepper. I also added some dried minced onion as well. One batch seasoned 2 lbs. of ground beef. To this I added about 2 cups of water and about 3 Tbsp. of cornstarch as a thickener. Simmered it for a few minutes over low heat, tastes better than store bought. Thanks for posting.

Cyberchef December 12, 2010

Yummo! I used this on sweet potato fries that I baked in the oven and it came out great! Love the no sugar part of it and I don't have to buy those packets anymore from the store. Made for Zaar Cookbook Tag Game 2010.

nemokitty July 15, 2010

Fantastic! I was skeptical because other mixes I've tried never seem to turn out the way I want. SO yummy - it made my "tamale pie" a success!

seventreez May 26, 2010