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Clay's Mexican Spice

source: Clay T. Martin

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A combination of chilies and other ground spices for making taco meat or marinades.

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Ingredients:

3tablespoonsAncho chili powder
2tablespoonsCumin powder
1tablespoonGarlic powder
1tablespoonOnion powder
0.5teaspoonBlack pepper
0.25tablespoonDeArbol chili powder
0.5tablespoonMexican Oregano
1teaspoonRed pepper flakes (optional)
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Method:

Rub the oregano between your hands to powder it well. Mix all the ingredients and store for later use.

I usually make a lot at a time, 'cause I use it for lots of stuff. Just multiply up or substitute another unit of measure. Remember 3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon. I also don't put salt in this because of all the different things I use it for. This way I can add the amount of salt suitable for the dish.

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Notes:

Ancho is a mild chili, you could substitute New Mexican or another mild.

DeArbol is much hotter, but what it brings is a smoky flavor, you could use a smoked paprika.

Add red pepper flakes (like you put on pizza) for the heat, the more the merrier.


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