Monday, August 22, 2011

Spicy Mexican Fuego Seasoning

Making spice rubs at home is easier than you might think. Sure it is easy to grab a packet of taco or fajita seasoning at the store but the truth of the matter is you can make it at home with ingredients you probably have on hand. Once you have a basic recipe, you can alter it a bit here or there to make it all your own. Take our Fuego mix here. If you don't love garlic, cut back on it. Don't like oregano? Try using thyme or a combination of herbs. We like ours spicy so we add extra heat with cayenne and pepper. Once the mix is made it lasts up to 6 months (or more) in the pantry! Use it on chicken (our favorite) or sprinkle over fish. For tacos, brown up some ground beef and add as much or as little as you like. Mix it with some olive oil for a quick and easy marinade for shrimp, chicken or steak. Mix up a big batch and give it to your friends. They will thank you!

Spicy Mexican Fuego Seasoning

1/4 cup paprika
2 tsp cayenne
2 Tbsp salt
3 Tbsp black pepper
2 Tbsp granulated garlic
2 Tbsp chile powder
2 Tbsp oregano

Mix all ingredients together well. Store in an airtight container.

Yields approximately 1 cup spice rub

Fuego rubbed chicken with bean dip, salsa and sour cream
Adapted from Chevy's Fresh Mex


  1. Have you guys ever used smoked paprika? (If you haven't, you should) I'm obsessed with it- I want to put it on everything I eat. Wondering how it would work in this recipe...Guess I'll have to try it and find out!

  2. We have and we too love it. We usually use it in our Spanish dishes but I bet it would be great in the Fuego! Let us know if you do try it!



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