Updated: Jul 18, 2022
This is our favorite southwest seasoning blend and I use it to add a kick to anything from scrambled eggs to tacos. I usually mix it up in a double or triple batch and keep it on hand at all times.
Tips to Make it Your Own
This recipe is a great place to start and feel free to make adjustments as needed. If you like a spicier blend, use chipotle powder OR add a little cayenne to the blend.
How to Use This Blend
Aim for around 2 tablespoons per pound of meat. This seasoning goes great on chicken, pork, beef, shrimp, and even fish.
Use around 2 teaspoons per cup of veggies. For an instant southwest side dish, toss chopped veggies with olive oil on a sheet pan and sprinkle liberally with the Southwest Seasoning.
On Scrambled Eggs
Use this seasoning to give a southwest flair to scrambled eggs, quiches, and frittatas.
To whip up a simple tasty guacamole ad about 1 teaspoon per avocado. I like to add in a couple of spoon fulls of my favorite salsa as well.
As Taco Seasoning
This makes the perfect taco seasoning, add 2 - 4 tablespoons to a pound of browned ground beef with a ¼ cup of water and let simmer or try it in our Southwest Beef and Squash With Corn.
2 tablespoon sea salt
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons cracked black pepper
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
2 teaspoons oregano
3 teaspoons onion powder
3 teaspoon cumin
4 teaspoon garlic powder
Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl then transfer them to an air-tight container such as a small mason jar or spice jar for storage.
Let me know if you try this Southwest Seasoning, and tell me about the dish in the comments below. Until next time,