This smoky mix is a cinch to make and keeps for a few months. We make a big jar of it and use it to flavor grilled fish and roasted chicken, perk up turkey burgers, and in dishes like Ancho Chile Roast Turkey Breast, Crispy Bison Tacos with Avocado and Purple Cabbage, and Texas-Style Bison Chili with Butternut Squash.
We also think it makes a nice gift - we've given it to many generous homestay hosts! --Team AF
Athlete Food Ancho Chili Spice Mix
Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 2 tablespoons
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon ancho chili powder
1 teaspoon fine sea salt or kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed (or ½ teaspoon dried oregano flakes)
Teeny pinch cayenne (**Add more cayenne to crank up the heat)
Add all the ingredients to a bowl or small jar and combine well.