Southwestern Spice Blend

Southern Living
Make an easy spice blend to keep on hand to add southwestern flavor to meats, fish, poultry and soups. 
Makes 1/4 cup


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1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons pepper
1/2 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa


Combine all ingredients. Store in airtight container. Use as a meat or poultry rub or to flavor chili and soups.

Southwestern Chicken: Rub Southwestern Spice Blend over 6 skinned and boned chicken breast halves. (Or freeze in a freezer bag up to 6 months. Thaw before grilling.) Grill, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 6 to 7 minutes on each side or until done.

Created date

July 2003