Stock up on Tex-Mex Spices
Spices have a way of giving any type of cuisine its identifying flavor, and Tex-Mex is no exception. If you want make Tex-Mex meals a regular basis, then head to the grocery store for the following spices: chili powder, paprika, black pepper, salt, cumin, cayenne pepper, onion powder, ground ginger and ground thyme.
You can add these spices to grilled meats, chili, tacos, soups, sauces and casseroles. Or, mix them all together to make your own Tex-Mex spice mix, which you can store in an airtight container, so you always have some on hand.