Love enchiladas? This homemade Enchilada Seasoning Mix is spicy, sweet, and easy to put together. It will definitely elevate your Enchilada to the next level.
Enchilada Seasoning Mix
My whole family loves enchiladas, it is a stable dinner in our house. Making my own spice blend for enchilada really speeds up the cooking process and makes it fuss-free.
Also, it made me save a lot of money and use up the spices I have so they don't go to waste or just sit in the pantry.
I usually use it not only to season my enchilada recipes but also in so many dishes. I also use it in making Loaded Chicken Fajita Nachos, Chili Chicken Fajitas, Taco Quesadillas and Mexican Shrimp Tacos.
Keeping the quick and easy spirit of this recipe in mind, let us jump right in without wasting a lot of time rambling about it.
What Is In This Enchilada Spice Mix Recipe?
Paprika Powder. Paprika Powder comes in a range of flavours. Depending on your preference, you can opt for any kind of Paprika Powder, from mild and sweet to very hot. When choosing the kind of Paprika Powder, you might want to keep in mind that the Chilli Powder will also impart hotness to the dish.
Chili Powder. For the best results, you might want to use homemade Chilli Powder. The amount of Chilli Powder in this Mix will principally determine the intensity of the fire set to your taste buds.
Ground Cumin. Ground Cumin will add a rich and earthy flavour to your Mix.
Onion Powder. Pure Onion Powder will add a strong onion flavour and aroma, which is both essential and absolutely delightful with any kind of meat.
Garlic Powder. Garlic Powder will add a garlicky flavour (albeit very different as compared to freshly chopped garlic) to the Mix.
Brown Sugar. Brown Sugar will add a mildly sweet, deep, caramel flavour to the recipe. You can vary the amount depending on your preference.
Salt. No recipe can be complete without Salt. Being the tastemaker that it is, it brings out the flavours of the other ingredients of this recipe.
“See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.”
How To Make Enchilada Seasoning Mix?
One: In a small bowl, mix Paprika, chili powder, onion powder, ground cumin, garlic powder, brown sugar and salt well until combined.
Two: Pour the mixture into a glass jar, seal it and then keep it in a dry place for future use.
- Using a whisk to mix the spices is the best way to ensure that the brown sugar breaks down properly.
- Depending on the brand of spices, the intensity of their flavour and aroma will vary. Make sure that you get your spices from a trusted brand for the best Enchilada Seasoning Mix.
Enchilada Seasoning Serving Amount
The recommended serving amount is 1 ½ tablespoons of Enchilada Seasoning for each pound of beef, chicken, or fish. Feel free to add more or less according to your liking.
Ways To Use The Seasoning
You can also use this Mix in Enchilada Sauce or various kinds of dips.
Rub it on chicken, toss it with vegetables, or experiment with any other recipe you think would taste good with this Mix.
The Seasoning also goes well with rice.
How To Store
Make Ahead of Time: The insanely long shelf life makes this Seasoning the ideal recipe to make way ahead of time. Make up a big batch and store it in a sealed container, ready to use when you make your next batch of Mexican food!
To Store: Store the Enchilada Seasoning Mix in an airtight glass container. Keep it in your kitchen cabinet, and it will be useable for 4-6 months. This Mix can even last for a year sometimes if you keep it perfectly dry!
While they are mostly made up of similar ingredients, they are not the same. Enchilada Seasoning is sweeter than Taco Seasoning. Sugar is something that you will only see being used in Enchilada Seasoning.
Stir in the Seasoning in a medium pan with water and tomato sauce and bring the mixture to a boil. Stir occasionally and simmer until thickened. Voila! Your Enchilada Sauce is ready.
Easy Seasoning Recipes
- Salad Seasoning Mix
- Meatball Seasoning
- Quesadilla Seasoning
- Sloppy Joe Seasoning Mix
- Fish Taco Seasoning
- Mediterranean Spice Mix
Enchilada Seasoning Mix
- In a small bowl, mix Paprika, chili powder, onion powder, ground cumin, garlic powder, brown sugar and salt well until combined.
- Pour the mixture into a glass jar, seal it and then keep it in a dry place for future use.