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Jalapeno Seasoning

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Jalapeno seasoning is believed to have originated in Mexico. The jalapeno pepper is a native of Mexico, and it has been used in Mexican cuisine for centuries. Jalapeno seasoning was first brought to the United States by Mexican immigrants.

Jalapeno Seasoning

Course: SidesDifficulty: Easy


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Jalapeno seasoning is a versatile seasoning that can be used to add a touch of heat to a variety of dishes, including tacos, fajitas, and chili. It is also a great way to add flavor to grilled meats and vegetables.


  • 1 cup dried jalapeno peppers

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon onion powder

  • 1 tablespoon paprika

  • 1 teaspoon cumin

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees F (93 degrees C).
  • Spread the jalapeno peppers on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, or until they are soft and wrinkled.
  • Remove the peppers from the oven and let them cool.
  • Once the peppers are cool, remove the seeds and stems.
  • Place the peppers in a food processor and pulse until they are finely chopped.
  • Add the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper to the food processor and pulse until everything is combined.
  • Store the seasoning in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.


  • For a spicier seasoning, add more jalapeno peppers.
  • You can also add other spices to the seasoning, such as cayenne pepper, ancho chili powder, or Mexican oregano.
  • To make the seasoning ahead of time, prepare the seasoning as directed and then store it in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. The seasoning will keep for up to 6 months.