Homemade Burrito Spice Mix (or taco seasoning) – the perfect blend of spices to make your favourite Mexican meal in minutes! Ideal for beef burritos, nachos, chicken strips for tacos, refried beans or anything Mexican!
For 1 store bought package (approx. 1 ½ tablespoon worth)
½teaspoonchilli powder (see note 1)
To make a big batch
1 ½teaspoongarlic powder
1 ½teaspoonblack pepper
Add all ingredients to a small bowl and mix together well.
Use immediately or store in an airtight jar or container and use when needed.
1. This amount of chilli powder makes it a little bit spicy but still pretty mild. Adjust the quantity depending on how hot you like your Mexican food!2. The recipe for 1 quantity of seasoning makes about 1 ½ tablespoon worth so if you make the seasoning in bulk, use approx. 1 ½ - 2 tablespoon for every 500g/1lb of meat or 1 can of beans. 3. Recipe ideas
Chicken tacos – toss 500g chicken strips in a little olive oil, add 1.5 – 2 tablespoon of burrito spice mix and coat. Bake for 25 minutes and use in crispy chicken tacos with all your favourite toppings
Beef burritos or nachos – cook 500g beef mince (ground beef), add 1.5 – 2 tablespoon burrito spice mix, 1 can of black beans, ¼ cup tomato paste and ½ cup water and simmer until thickened. Serve burritos with your favourite salad toppings and nachos with corn chips, guacamole, a quick tomato salsa, grated cheese and sour cream.
Beans – as above but without the mince for a vegetarian/vegan option
Shredded beef – place either a roast or any cut of beef that can be slow cooked in your slow cooker. Rub all over with burrito spice mix and cook on low until beef can be shredded. Serve in tacos or in buns with coleslaw and BBQ sauce
Mexican rice – the perfect side dish for any Mexican meal! Recipe here
Nutritional info: Please note that the nutritional info for this recipe includes both the small batch and the large batch, so the calories are for the equivalent of 7 packages worth of seasoning.If you love this Homemade Burrito Spice Mix, check out my Ebook with 18 simple and delicious recipes using it!