Southwestern Spice Blend

Make an easy spice blend to keep on hand to add southwestern flavor to meats, fish, poultry and soups. 


Makes 1/4 cup

Recipe from

Southern Living


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.