How to Make Chipotle Seasoning Mix

How to make Chipotle Seasoning Mix

I have been seeing Chipotle seasoned items everywhere. Maybe it is because I have had chipotle peppers on my brain, but at the store today I saw Chipotle flavored rice mix, Chipotle diced tomatoes, and  Chiptole spiced beans. Instead of buying any of those things, I made a mental note to add my Chipotle Seasoning Mix to rice, tomatoes, and beans. Maybe individually or perhaps all together because they would make a great combination.

What is a chipotle pepper? It is a smoked, dried jalapeno pepper. So it not only adds heat, it adds a smoky flavor. In a pinch, you can combine fresh jalapeno peppers and smoked paprika to a dish to approximate the heat and smoky flavor. You can buy dried chipotle peppers or ground chipotle peppers. They are also commonly found canned in an adobe sauce. I like to purchase the ground chipotle chile pepper and then use it to create a seasoning mix to use in recipes. I often flesh the recipes out by adding fresh peppers from my garden.

I also save money making this Chipotle seasoning mix by grinding coriander from homegrown cilantro seeds and make my own seasoned salt.

Chipotle Seasoning Mix

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Chipotle Seasoning Mix


  • 1 tablespoon ground chipotle chile pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons paprika (smoked paprika if available)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano (Mexican Oregano if available)
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Grind coriander, if necessary.
  2. Add the other spices to ground coriander and mix thoroughly.
  3. Store in air tight container and use as called for in recipes.


This can be used as a rub or to season dishes.

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4 Bean Chipotle Chili Recipe

I used this Chipotle Seasoning Mix in my 4 Bean Chipotle Chili.

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About Alea Milham

Alea Milham is the owner and editor of Premeditated Leftovers. She shares her tips for saving money and time while reducing waste in her home. Her favorite hobby, gardening, is a frugal source of organic produce for her recipes. She believes it is possible to live fully and eat well while spending less.


  1. Thanks for sharing this one Alea. I’ve pinned it to my pantry staples board. I’m sure I’ll be suing it again and again.

  2. I need this seasoning mix, wish you can send me some.I will make this.

  3. Love this seasoning mix, but then I love chipotle anything! Can’t wait to throw some of this together!

  4. Great idea! Do you find the ground chipotle in the seasoning isle or in the international foods isle by the traditional mexican foods? Thanks so much for sharing this with Kitchen Tip Thursday.

  5. Nice picture and great idea!!

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