I love spices and I love making my own seasoning mixes.
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back in the beginning of my blogging days I shared my Simple Seasoning mix with y’all.
With the recent weight loss that Nathan and I’ve experience
35 pounds and 23 pounds we’ve been doing much, much more cooking at home and relying on homemade seasoning mixes (with the exception of my favoritest seasoning mix from Zatarains)and I realized it was time to share that spice mix again, since we’ve made a much reduced salt version of it.
Even if I’m not grinding fresh herbs and spices I like to mix my seasoning blends in my molcajete to help season it.
WHAT is a molcajete, you ask? Stay tuned, the what’s and how-to’s of a molcajete will come later this week.
On to the homemade meat seasoning!
Blend – Salt, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Smoked Paprika, Cayenne, White Pepper, Black Pepper, Cinnamon and Cumin
The amount of cayenne that I list is what works for us, if your family isn’t full of native Texans or you are worried about the spice factor – start small, it’s much easier to add than take away.
- 2 Tbsp Salt
- ¼ C Garlic Powder
- 1½ Tbsp Onion Powder
- 1 Tbsp Smoked Paprika
- ¼ C Black Pepper, fresh cracked if possible
- 1½ Tbsp White Pepper
- 1 tsp cayenne
- 1 tsp roasted cinnamon
- Blend in a molcajete, spice grinder, bowl - whatever you have handy
- Keep in a mason jar, plastic baggie, clean spice jar etc...
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