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Mexican

Mexico is the indigenous home to several important members of the herb and spice trade: vanilla (vanilla orchids), chocolate (cacao plants) and chiles all come from within its borders. Although the demand for these products has spread their growth and processing to many locations, they all originated in Mexico. When you think about the Americanized version of Mexican cooking, things like tacos, fajitas and enchiladas come to mind. However, these dishes are prepared differently in Mexican kitchens. Distinct regions of Mexico focus their culinary attention on beef, chicken and seafoods. Most Mexican cuisine can be traced back to Native American Aztec and Mayan traditions, as well as Spanish colonial influences, resulting in a prevalence of corn, bean and rice based dishes. The spices posted below are a jumping off point for creating authentic Mexican dishes. Many of the chiles and spices recommended by our local expert, chef Rick Bayless (host to PBS show "Mexico One Plate at a time", as well as author of a number of Mexican cookbooks and owner of--along with his wife Deann--Frontera Grill and Topolobampo Restaurant), can be found here. Browse our selection of Mexican seasonings, spices, and herbs below.

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An authentic mixture of Mexican spices commonly used to create traditional South of the Border flavor. This salt-free blend is flavorful... Size Options
$6.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.5 oz)
Also known as achiote, these pungent red seeds come from the annato tree. They are used to impart a bright golden color to oils, rice... Size Options
$3.99 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 3 oz)
This seasoning is great for making Carne Asada full of flavor but without a lot of heat. Size Options
$6.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 3 oz)
Take that Mexican fruit vendor flair straight to your taste buds with the flavors of chiles, lime, and coriander. Your tongue does the... Size Options
$6.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 3.3 oz)
Chile De Arbol Peppers are beautiful little red chilies whose name, pepper tree, comes from the woody stem attached to its pod. They... Size Options
$6.99 Resealable bag, 4 ounce
These bright, fruity Aleppo chili flakes have a tangy flavor and moderate heat, making them an excellent choice anywhere pepper flakes... Size Options
$6.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2 oz)
These soft chipotle peppers in a delicious Mexican-style adobo sauce are ready be added to any dish that needs a smoky heat. Puree or... Size Options
$5.49 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
These gorgeous fruity Morita peppers have a rich smoky taste, with moderate heat and a bright, sweet flavor reminiscent of raspberry and... Size Options
$5.99 Resealable bag, 2 ounce
Our Crushed Red Pepper Flakes have a medium heat without being overwhelming. They are often used as a table condiment, adding a pleasant... Size Options
$4.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 1.5 oz)
Ground from the popular Morita variety of chipotle pepper, this deep red powder has a moderate heat and a wonderfully rich fruity, smoky... Size Options
$7.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.75 oz)
Green New Mexican chile is a wonderful addition for sauces, salsas, a great variety of marinades, burritos, tamales, flautas, or tostadas. Size Options
$7.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.75 oz)
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Jalapenos are one of the most popular peppers in the chili family, with a clean, sharp heat that compliments other flavors and dissipates... Size Options
$6.99 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2 oz)
A dried version of poblano peppers, the have an earthy, raisiny flavor a low heat level, making them a wonderful base for mole, chili,... Size Options
$5.49 Resealable bag, 4 ounce
Guajillo chilies are one of the most commonly used chilies in Mexican cuisine. With a bright, tangy flavor and a moderate fruity heat,... Size Options
$5.99 Resealable bag, 4 ounce
Pasillas are one of the most popular chilies in Mexico, teaming up with ancho and mulato to form the “holy trinity” used for moles.... Size Options
$5.99 Resealable bag, 2 ounce
For this vibrant seasoning for chili con carne, we mixed in about rich red tomato powder to make chili that is sweet and thick. With a... Size Options
$6.99 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.5 oz)
Regular chili powder has many applications, and the rich flavor of The Spice House chili powder never disappoints. We use ancho chile as... Size Options
$6.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.5 oz)
We designed this blend for making homemade Mexican-style chorizo sausage; simply mix with the ground meat of your choice for an authentic... Size Options
$5.99 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 3 oz)
Cilantro is the most frequently used herb in the world, essential for recipes from Southeast Asia to Latin America. It has a bright,... Size Options
$3.99 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (0.5 oz)
True Ceylon cinnamon spice, Cinnamomum zeylanicum, has a subtly complex flavor that doesn’t come across in the spicier and stronger... Size Options
$8.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2 oz)
Coriander has a sweet, pleasant flavor with a hint of lemon. Whole seeds are commonly toasted before being ground into dishes, or lightly... Size Options
$2.99 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 1.5 oz)
These little seeds have a strong, earthy flavor that’s essential to Latin, Indian, and some Middle Eastern cooking. Besides using them in... Size Options
$4.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2 oz)
Epazote has a distinctively sharp, herbal flavor, reminiscent of oregano and fennel with minty, pine notes. It is commonly found in... Size Options
$4.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 3/4 oz)
This tasty Mexican-style spice blend will make deliciously seasoned meats or veggies for fajitas. This fajita mix is also a nice dry rub... Size Options
$6.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 3 oz)
Hibiscus blossoms have a gorgeous deep pink color and an intense sweet-tart fruity flavor, wonderful in tea, preserves, and baked goods.... Size Options
$3.99 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. .75 oz)
Mexican oregano has a more robust taste than Greek oregano, with an astringent bitterness that pairs well with rich or spicy flavors.... Size Options
$5.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 1.5 oz)
Pilsen Latino Seasoning is an Hispanic adobo seasoning with a nice little kick to it. This blend of spices is great on pork ribs or... Size Options
$6.99 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 3 oz)
This earthy, salt-free meat rub is based on two of the more common flavors: sweet, raisiny ancho chilies and rich dark coffee. Balanced... Size Options
$6.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 3 oz)
Our taco seasoning is so loaded with flavor, that it’ll turn any ground meat, be it beef, turkey, or chicken, into delicious taco meat.... Size Options
$6.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 3 oz)
Vanilla is native to the Latin American isthmus, where it has been cultivated and used as both flavoring and currency for centuries.... Size Options
$6.99 1 bean