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Homemade adobo seasoning mix

Updated March 23, 2017

Adobo seasoning is a Latino spice mixture often used in cooking in regions such as the Southwestern United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. The mixture typically includes spicy ingredients such as chile powder; cooks often use it as a rub on meats, according to Gourmet Sleuth. While you can find adobo seasoning in the spice section of the supermarket, you can also make your own seasoning very easily.

Pour all of the ingredients in the bowl.

Mix the ingredients thoroughly with the spoon.

Rub the seasoning on meats before cooking or use it in taco meat mixtures to spice it up.

Pour the contents of the bowl into the small container and tighten the lid when you are done using the seasoning. Store the seasoning in a cool, dry place away from the light. This will allow the adobo seasoning--which contains a lot of ground spices that don't last as long as whole spices--to stay fresh for up to two years, according to Spice Barn.

Things You'll Need

  • Spoon
  • Bowl
  • Small container with lid
  • 1/4 cup sweet paprika
  • 3 tablespoons ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle chile powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
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Based in the Washington, D.C., area, Dan Taylor has been a professional journalist since 2004. He has been published in the "Baltimore Sun" and "The Washington Times." He started as a reporter for a newspaper in southwest Virginia and now writes for "Inside the Navy." He holds a Bachelor of Arts in government with a journalism track from Patrick Henry College.