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Enjoy your enchiladas with our Enchilada Spices seasoning blend. This unique homemade enchilada seasoning mix adds flavor to your enchilada sauce, making your chicken enchiladas even more delicious.

A glass jar filled with a variety of seasonings.
A glass jar filled with a variety of seasonings.

The seasoning mix I am about to introduce you to with a rich flavor that shares a perfect mix with Indian spices. This quick and easy to make blend of tastes highlights how different cultures come together to create delicious dishes with flavors from around the world.

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Clean Eating Chicken Enchiladas

Making Chicken Enchilada gives you a much stronger flavor when using our mix. You can make enchiladas using favorite protein like chicken breast, rotisserie chicken or shredded chicken, and transform it into a great recipe that is very easy to make.

I recommend making chicken enchiladas at home. They’re great because you can make them ahead of time, which is perfect for when you want to plan your meals. 

Just like our other homemade chicken recipes such as chicken roll-upscheesy chicken casserole, and curry chicken, they’re perfect to share with friends who could use some comforting, homemade food.

Best Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Creating the best homemade enchilada sauce mix doesn’t have to be hard. Just with some basic ingredients and a little know-how, you can whip up a delicious sauce that will elevate your enchiladas to the next level.

When you make enchilada sauce from scratch, you can always adjust to just how you like it making something super tasty.

Enchilada Spice Mix vs Taco Seasoning

Enchilada spice mix is specifically designed to enhance the taste of enchiladas. The mix typically includes spices like chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and sometimes Mexican oregano and paprika.

Taco seasoning, on the other hand, is a blend used to season ground meat or vegetables for making tacos. It often consists of chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and sometimes kosher salt and pepper. It provides a savory and slightly spicy flavor to the filling of tacos.

In simple terms, our easy enchilada seasoning is tailored for enchiladas, while taco seasoning is a more general blend suitable for seasoning taco fillings.

Both are blends that you can use all the time with a mix of spices you already have at home. 

A set of spice jars on a wooden cutting board.
A set of spice jars on a wooden cutting board.

How To Make Homemade Enchilada Seasoning Mix

Here I am going to go through simple steps to learn how to make this mix quick and easy. If you prefer more visual steps, check the video I have prepared for you.

Our recipe yields 6 tablespoon of seasoning out of which a serving size is 2 tablespoons. 

Kitchen Gadgets:

  • Glass bowl
  • Glass container
  • Funnel

Ingredients:

  • Chili powder
  • Black Pepper
  • Oregano
  • Onion
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Garlic
  • Cumin
  • Sweet Paprika
  • Sweetener

*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.

FULL INSTRUCTIONS WITH STEPS FOR HOMEMADE ENCHILADA SEASONING BLEND RECIPE

First Step: Prepare The Spices

Prepare and ready all of your spices. Make sure you are using powdered spices and there’s no need for more grinding.

Enchilada spices on a cutting board.
Enchilada spices on a cutting board.

Second Step: Start Combining Spices Together

Using a glass bowl, pour half of the herbs one by one with the sweet paprika as the first one. second is the garlic powder, followed by black pepper and onion powder.

A test tube with a mixture of spices in it.
A test tube with a mixture of spices in it.

Third Step: Add The Rest of The Spices

Add the rest of the spices which are chili powder, cumin, sweetener, salt, and oregano.

And from there, you will form a beautiful layer of herbs.

A person is pouring spices into a glass.
A person is pouring spices into a glass.

Fourth Step: Mix The Spices

Using a spoon, start mixing the spices as gently as you can.

When the spices are already blended nicely, put them into a glass spice container using a funnel and then close tightly.

Two pictures showing how to make a spice mix.
Two pictures showing how to make a spice mix.

TRICKS AND TIPS TO MAKE ENCHILADA SEASONING RECIPE:

  • Fresh vs. Ground Spices – Whenever possible, use freshly ground spices for a more robust and aromatic flavor.
  • Customize Taste – Adjust the quantities of each spice to match your taste preferences. Like it with a more spice blend? Add more chipotle chili powder. Prefer more cumin? Adjust accordingly.
  • Dry – Make sure the spices are completely dry so you won’t have problems with spices sticking into the container. Dry enchilada mix is best for cooking.
  • Experiment – Don’t be afraid to experiment with additional spices like cayenne, more sweet paprika, cumin, or cinnamon for added depth of flavor.
  • Labeling – Label the spice jar with the blend name and date of creation to keep track of its freshness.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Substitute for Spice Mix

If you don’t have a specific spice mix on hand and need a substitute, it’s helpful to know the ingredients in the spice mix recipes you’re looking to replace.

However, here are some general suggestions based on common spice blend mix components:

  • Taco Seasoning
  • Indian Spice Mix
  • Cajun Seasoning
  • Fajita Seasoning
A spoonful of seasoning in a bowl with parsley.
A spoonful of seasoning in a bowl with parsley.

Where Can I Add Homemade Seasoning?

Homemade seasoning mixes can be added to a wide variety of dishes to enhance their flavor.

Here are some common places where you can add homemade seasoning mix:

  • Meat and Poultry
  • Vegetables
  • Soups and Stews
  • Salads
  • Pasta Dishes
  • Sauce Recipes and Dips
  • Tortillas
  • Homemade Tomato Sauce

Remember, the amount of seasoning you use will depend on your taste preferences and the specific recipe. Start with a small amount and taste as you go, adjusting to your liking. I usually add 2 tablespoon of seasoning for the family dish. 

How Do I Store Enchilada Spice Mix?

Store the enchilada spice mix in an air-tight container, preferably a glass jar to maintain freshness and prevent moisture from entering. 

Place this one flavorful spice blend in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and heat, which can degrade the spices and flavors over time. This way, you will always have a jar on hand.

A variety of spices in bottles on a wooden table.
A variety of spices in bottles on a wooden table.
Can I Freeze Enchilada Spices?

Yes, you can freeze enchilada mix to extend its shelf life and preserve its flavors for later use.
Simply store it in an airtight container or a freezer-safe bag, removing as much air as possible, and place it in the freezer. 
When you’re ready to use it, mix it well before adding it to your enchilada recipe.

More Recipes

Check out more recipes to use that will make your next dish bursting with flavors.

Try our homemade Indian spices for everyday use for your Indian dishes such as curry, dahl, or biryani. Taste for yourself what mushroom powder or delicious onion flakes give and have the best umami flavor always available for your next dishes. And of course, when making flavorful dishes using the seasoning mix with chicken filling or pounds of beef, you will need tortilla wraps for a more balanced dish that is a quick and easy recipe to make.

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A glass jar filled with a variety of seasonings.

Homemade Enchilada Spices Seasoning Mix

Zuzana Paar
5 from 44 votes
Enjoy your enchiladas with our Enchilada Spices seasoning blend. This unique homemade enchilada seasoning mix adds flavor to your enchilada sauce, making your chicken enchiladas even more delicious.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Sauces and Spices
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 Tablespoons
Calories 16 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Prepare and ready all of your spices. Make sure you are using powdered spices and there's no need for more grinding.
  • Using a glass bowl, pour half of the herbs one by one with the sweet paprika as the first one. second is the garlic powder, followed by black pepper and onion powder.
  • Add the rest of the spices which are chili powder, cumin, sweetener, salt, and oregano.
  • Using a spoon, start mixing the spices as gently as you can. When the spices are already blended nicely, put them into a glass spice container using a funnel and then close tightly.

Video

Notes

  • Fresh vs. Ground Spices – Whenever possible, use freshly ground spices for a more robust and aromatic flavor.
  • Customize Taste – Adjust the quantities of each spice to match your taste preferences. Like it with a more spice blend? Add more chipotle chili powder. Prefer more cumin? Adjust accordingly.
  • Dry – Make sure the spices are completely dry so you won't have problems with spices sticking into the container. Dry enchilada mix is best for cooking.
  • Experiment – Don't be afraid to experiment with additional spices like cayenne, more sweet paprika, cumin, or cinnamon for added depth of flavor.
  • Labeling – Label the spice jar with the blend name and date of creation to keep track of its freshness.

Nutrition

Serving: 2TablespoonsCalories: 16kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 0.4gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 605mgPotassium: 89mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 984IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg

Disclaimer

Please note that nutrient values are estimates only. Variations can occur due to product availability and manner of food preparation. Nutrition may vary based on methods of origin, preparation, freshness of ingredients, and other factors.

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By Zuzana Paar on October 12th, 2023
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2 Comments on “Homemade Enchilada Spices Seasoning Mix”

  1. I recently tried this Homemade Enchilada Spices Seasoning Mix, and it elevated my chicken enchiladas to a whole new level! The blend of spices is perfect, and I love how easy it is to customize the taste. I highly recommend making it for a flavor-packed enchilada experience.

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