Spice Blends

Spice Blends

Spice Blends

It’s easy and inexpensive to make your own seasoning blends, and you can tweak the recipes to suit your family’s taste. If you have an empty or nearly-empty spice jar from one of the ingredients in your seasoning blend, just add the rest of the ingredients to that jar, shake it up, and label it. There’s no need to even wash the jar first!

Barbecue seasoning (salt-free)

Coffee Cup Spice

Fajita Seasoning

Taco Seasoning


Salt-free barbecue seasoning

5 tbsp sweet paprika
5 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp ground black pepper
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp chipotle chile powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

Place in the jar, cover tightly and shake until well blended.

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Coffee Cup Spice

1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp cardamom
1 tsp ginger

Place in the jar, cover tightly and shake until well blended.
Shake a little on coffee grounds before brewing, stir into brewed coffee, or use as a cinnamon-spice substitute in baked goods.

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Fajita Seasoning

2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika (used smoked paprika if you have it)
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Place in the jar, cover tightly and shake until well blended.

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Taco Seasoning

2 TBLĀ chili powder
5 tsp cumin
5 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp oregano
1 TBL onion powder
1 TBL garlic powder
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

Place in the jar, cover tightly and shake until well blended.
Use 4 TBL seasoning per pound of cooked, drained ground meat. Add 1/2 cup water or tomato sauce, stir and simmer 15 minutes.

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