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Southwestern Spice Blend

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

Ingredients

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

How to Make It

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

  2. 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.