Pinto Bean Spice

Mexican Pinto Bean Spice

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  • 2 tablespoons of chicken broth powder or pork broth powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder (try a single chili powder)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 dried teaspoon oregano (preferably Mexican) or epazote
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika (or regular grocery store paprika)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • may also add a teaspoon of sugar or brown and/or a little cayenne, chipotle or red pepper flakes


Mix all the ingredients together. Use a tablespoon or two for a pot of dried pinto beans or a teaspoon or so to a can of pinto beans or refried beans.

Makes about a quarter cup. Increase as desired.

Keywords: Dried Beans, Mexican or Southwestern, Mexican Pinto Bean Spice, pinto beans, Spice & Herb Blends

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