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Homemade Enchilada Seasoning Mix

Learn How To Make Easy Homemade Enchilada Seasoning Mix in just a few minutes to flavor your favorite protein, enchilada sauce, dips, and all of your Mexican dishes. Our homemade enchilada seasoning blend is filled with Mexican flavors to replace Mccormick store-bought dry enchilada spice. 

Enchilada spices in a standing glasses.
Enchilada Seasoning

Enchiladas, together with our taco recipes such as meat, soup, cups, salsa, guacamole, casserole, or salad with an edible bowl can be an excellent idea for a delicious keto Mexican evening or a party.

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The seasoning I have prepared for you today is a base for great recipes like enchiladas. Mix it into a tortilla, make the perfect enchilada sauce recipe with it, and sprinkle additionally on the whole enchiladas casserole.

The mixture is so delicious that you will use it often from now on. Mixing one flavorful spice or herb with another

gives you the perfect blend you have been looking for.

What is Enchilada?

Traditional enchilada originated in Mexico, where plain corn tortillas were rolled and dipped in a chili sauce. This popular dish has been sold all over the streets of Mexico.

Since then, the dish has expanded into today’s version of rolled flatbread filled with various protein veggies and chili sauce and then topped with cheese. All are placed into the baking dish and baked together until all the cheese is melted.

Enchilada Seasoning Mix in a glass jar.
Enchilada Herbs

How To Make The Best Enchilada Spice Mix?

For all of the best flavors to add when making enchiladas sauce and the whole dish, you need spices as the base. Our spice mix combines authentic flavors that complement each other. They give you a perfect base for all of the enchiladas dishes.

Earthy spices like chili powder, onion powder, ground paprika, Mexican oregano, ground cumin, garlic, black pepper, salt, brown sweetener, and cinnamon give you the best mix of all.

With our recipe to make, you simply mix the freshest herbs and spices into one flavorful blend you can use.

What Is Traditional Enchilada Sauce Made Of?

A traditional enchilada sauce is made from freshly roasted peppers, vegetables, and a spice blend used in Mexican cuisine. All this is mixed with broth or stock into a perfectly smooth sauce.

The difference between enchilada and chili sauce or salsa is that those are based on tomatoes or tomato sauce.

All the beautiful colors in enchilada sauce come from roasted red peppers and 1 to 2 tablespoons of seasoning used.

What’s The Difference Between Taco Seasoning and Enchilada Seasoning?

The main difference between taco seasoning, which I also have for you, and enchilada seasoning, is the chilli and sweetness. Taco seasoning uses much more spiciness and cayenne pepper in the blend. Enchilada seasoning on the odder site is a bit sweeter because of added sugar. In our case, homemade brown sugar instead of the original is used.

Homemade Seasoning in a mini glass containers.
Enchilada Spices

How To Make Enchilada Seasoning Mix

Let us look at the recipe with a precise combination of all the flavors. Please use the exact amount for each spice to make the best blend possible.

Kitchen Gadgets Needed:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Mini whisk
  • Glass spice container

Enchilada Seasoning Ingredients:

*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOMEMADE ENCHILADA SEASONING BLEND RECIPE

First Step: Ingredients Needed

Prepare all of the herbs and spices needed for the mix. Make sure you measure them correctly as per the recipe to get the best flavors.

Enchilada Herbs ingredients needed.
Homemade Seasoning

Second Step: Layer

I love the stackable color combination and how cute this looks as a homemade gift. I have combined the flavors accordingly for you if you want to pack this as a gift. If not, you can add the spices in a different order.

For the beauty of layering, I have started with sweet paprika, garlic, black pepper, onion flakes, and chilli powder.

Enchilada Seasoning Mix adding paprika.
Enchilada Herbs

Third Step: Finish Layering

Continue layering cumin, brown sugar, salt, oregano, and cinnamon.

Homemade Enchilada Seasoning adding herbs.
Enchilada Seasoning Mix

Fourth Step: Mix

Using a small whisk or a spoon, gently but thoroughly mix all the spices into one blend. Make sure you break all the lumps, which you might encounter, especially with sweet paprika.

Enchilada Seasoning mixing the spices.
Homemade Enchilada Seasoning

Fifth Step: Store

Once thoroughly combined and mixed, store your seasoning in a glass spice container.

Enchilada Spices mixed and stored in a glass.
Enchilada Seasoning

Tips and Tricks:

  • Herbs – pick the freshest herbs possible. If you have not dried them, try to buy bio-quality or from a trusted source.
  • Portions – whole recipe yields 6 tablespoons. The nutritional calculation is for 3 portions, each 2 tablespoons. If you need more, certainly double or triple the amount of each. A double portion is about 1 cup.
  • Amount of spice used – recommended serving size is about 2 tablespoons of mixture for a pound of beef or chicken.
  • Spiciness – depending on whether the kids are are in the house, you can add or subtract the chilli powder.
  • Pestle and mortar – this favorite kitchen tool is great to use just before using the seasoning to break out the flavors even more.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

What To Serve With Enchiladas?

As our mixture is made especially for enchilada meals, I suggest blending it with all of our Mexican dishes mentioned at the beginning of the post.

But you can also use the seasoning for our sausage recipe and make Mexican sausage in easy steps.

Taco meat, fajita, or salad dressings could be another great idea.

Enchilada Herbs spread on a board.
Homemade Seasoning

What Can I Use Instead Of Enchilada Seasoning?

If you are looking at the spices, if you have some kind of Mexican flavor blend or taco seasoning at home, those could be replaced in your dishes instead of our our enchilada mix. You can add coriander or smoked paprika to the mixture for smokier flavors.

How To Store Enchilada Seasoning Mix?

It is best to store the enchilada seasoning mix, or any seasoning or spice blends in an air-tight container or airtight glass jar on hand in your kitchen cabinet.

Can You Freeze Seasoning Spice Mix?

For freshness and long-term storage, a freezer is always suggested. If you have enough space and make big batch of spice blends, then yes, freezing it is the best solution.

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Homemade Seasoning spread on a board in mini glass containers.
Enchilada spices

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Yield: 3 Portions

Homemade Enchilada Seasoning Mix

Enchilada spices in a standing glasses.

Learn How To Make Easy Homemade Enchilada Seasoning Mix in just a few minutes to flavor your favorite protein, enchilada sauce, dips, and all of your Mexican dishes. Our homemade enchilada seasoning blend is filled with Mexican flavors to replace Mccormick store-bought dry enchilada spice.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Prepare all of the herbs and spices needed for the mix. Make sure you measure them correctly as per the recipe to get the best flavors.
  2. For the beauty of layering, I have started with sweet paprika, garlic, black pepper, onion flakes, and chilli powder.
  3. Continue layering cumin, brown sugar, salt, oregano, and cinnamon.
  4. Using a small whisk or a spoon, gently but thoroughly mix all the spices into one blend. Make sure you break all the lumps, which you might encounter, especially with sweet paprika.
  5. Once thoroughly combined and mixed, store your seasoning in a glass spice container.

Notes

  • Herbs - pick the freshest herbs possible. If you have not dried them, try to buy bio-quality or from a trusted source.
  • Portions - whole recipe yields 6 tablespoons. The nutritional calculation is for 3 portions, each 2 tablespoons. If you need more, certainly double or triple the amount of each. A double portion is about 1 cup.
  • Amount of spice used - recommended serving size is about 2 tablespoons of mixture for a pound of beef or chicken.
  • Spiciness - depending on whether the kids are are in the house, you can add or subtract the chilli powder.
  • Pestle and mortar - this favorite kitchen tool is great to use just before using the seasoning to break out the flavors even more.

Nutrition Information

Yield

3

Serving Size

2 Tablespoons

Amount Per Serving Calories 10Total Fat 0gCarbohydrates 2gFiber 1gProtein 0g

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Georgia

Sunday 5th of February 2023

How do you use the enchilada spice mix to make enchilada sauce? Mix with broth?

Zuzana

Friday 10th of February 2023

I do have a recipe for enchilada sauce, where I have used enchilada spice mix.

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