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Tex-Mex Seasoning Mix

 Tex-Mex Seasoning Mix
This spice mix goes together in a twinkling and makes a great little gift to include with holiday greetings for neighbors and coworkers. They can mix it into chili and scrambled eggs, use it to season tacos and burritos, or add zip to a can of refried beans. —Tammy Rose, Danville, Arkansas
20-24 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 5 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 4 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 3 teaspoons dried minced chives
  • 3 teaspoons ground cumin
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS FOR TEX-MEX DIP:
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Corn chips
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS FOR TEX-MEX CHICKEN:
  • 7 cups uncooked wide egg noodles
  • 1 package (16 ounces) process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 3 packages (6 ounces each) ready-to-use Southwestern chicken strips
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Store in an
  • airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 6 months. Yield:
  • about 6 tablespoons.

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Tex-Mex Seasoning Mix (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • To prepare dip: In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream
  • and 4-1/2 teaspoons seasoning mix. Serve with corn chips. Yield:
  • about 1 cup.
  • To prepare chicken: Cook noodles according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine the process cheese, sour
  • cream and milk. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until cheese is
  • melted. Add the chicken, beans, tomatoes and 2 tablespoons seasoning
  • mix; heat through.
  • Drain noodles; add to sauce and toss to coat.
  • Yield: 7 servings.
Nutritional Facts: Tex-Mex Dip: 1/4 cup (calculated without corn chips) equals 265 calories, 27 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 168 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Tex-Mex Chicken: 1 serving equals 582 calories, 27 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 155 mg cholesterol, 1470 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 38 g protein