Copycat Spice Mix Recipes

Depending on which country you live in, some of those crucial ingredients you need for a recipe can be difficult to find. Spice mixes are one of the most challenging if you are used to walking into your US or Canadian grocery store and always finding the mix you want in the spice section. Such is NOT the case in Mexico! This is where PINTEREST is so helpful! Below are four of the MOST common ones I never find here in Yucatan. Each is actually cheaper than buying the brand name!!

  1. Cajun Spice 2. Dry Ranch Seasoning 3. Onion Soup Mix 4. Taco Seasoning

Cajun Spice Mix

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sea salt
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 4 teaspoons celery salt
  • 4 teaspoons mustard powder
  • 4 teaspoons dried basil
  • 3 teaspoons ground sage
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons arrowroot powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried onion flakes
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme

1. Measure out all of your dry spices and seasonings.

2. Stir until well combined.

3. Transfer to a pint-sized mason jar and store with your spices.

Dry Ranch Dressing Seasoning Mix

  • 1 tbsp dry Parsley
  • 1 tbsp Dill
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp onion flakes or dry minced onion
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

Onion Soup Mix

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup dehydrated minced onion flakes
  • 2 tablespoons instant beef bouillon granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Directions

Combine the onion flakes, beef bouillon granules, and onion powder until blended. Store in an airtight container.

This makes the equivalent of 1 package soup mix. Use anywhere that onion soup mix is called for (recipes, mix with sour cream for a dip, etc).

Taco Seasoning

  • 1/2 cup chili powder
  • 1/4 cup onion powder
  • 2 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp kosher salt or sea salt
  • 1 tbsp black pepper

1. Measure all of the ingredients into a lidded jar.

2. Shake until all ingredients are combined.

Notes

This recipe makes about one cup of seasoning.

Before each use, give it a good shake. Makes 3 tbsp. seasoning = 1 packet

For one pound of meat, use 3 tbsp. of seasoning plus about 2/3 cup of water.

Author: reg45

Canadian guy living part time in Progreso, Yucatan. Currently posting in my recipe blog - www.buenprovecho.me

3 thoughts on “Copycat Spice Mix Recipes”

  1. Good to know this. In Prague I need to make my own poultry seasoning. I am looking for a good substitute for Lowry’s season salt. I enjoy your posts.

    On Sat, Jun 19, 2021, 16:48 Buen provecho…2021 wrote:

    > reg45 posted: ” Depending on which country you live in, some of those > crucial ingredients you need for a recipe can be difficult to find. Spice > mixes are one of the most challenging if you are used to walking into your > US or Canadian grocery store and always finding the” >

    1. Copycat Poultry Seasoning
      • 2 tsp. sage
      • 1 ½ tsp thyme
      • 1 tsp. Marjoram
      • ¾ tsp. rosemary
      • ½ tsp. nutmeg
      • ½ tsp. black pepper
      Mix well. Rub Homemade Poultry Seasoning on the outside of the chicken before roasting. This homemade seasoning can also be used in stuffing and in soups.

    2. COPYCAT Lawry’s Seasoning Salt
      • 2 Tbsp salt
      • 2 tsp sugar
      • 1/2 tsp paprika
      • 1/4 tsp turmeric
      • 1/4 tsp onion powder
      • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
      • 1/4 tsp cornstarch

      Just mix all ingredients in a small bowl until they are well blended. Then store your seasoning salt in an empty spice bottle or other airtight container.

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