When I was first married, my precious sister-in-law gave me a recipe for spiced pecans. I made that recipe for years but somewhere over time I stopped making them & misplaced the recipe. Recently, I remembered those yummy things & wanted some to top a salad. After hours of searching for the recipe, I decided I would just have to re-create them.
2 cups pecan halves
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon each: granulated garlic, dried oregano, black pepper, smoked paprika & onion powder
preheat oven to 350.
in a small bowl, mix together all the dry spices.
place pecans in a large baggie. pour in olive oil & hot pepper sauce, seal baggie & shake to coat.
add spice mix into baggie, seal & shake again until all the pecans are well covered with seasoning.
pour pecans onto a rimmed cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. bake 7-9 minutes. allow to cool completely before serving.
do not eat them all right off the pan - you will be tempted!