Smoky Seasoning Blend


 “Spice a dish with love and it pleases every palate.” ~Plautus

I love spice blends, but I don’t love the additives that often come in the grocery store variety. So I make them on my own because having several different kinds on hand keeps meals from being boring and repetitive. This one is my favorite summertime blend...super smoky with just a little bit of heat (my daughter can detect the tiniest bit of pepper, but even she likes this blend). It is fantastic on grilled meats & veggies, a great addition to sauces and subs as the best taco seasoning. One batch should work for about 3 meals, but I always double it, label it and keep it in a jar in my spice cabinet. Make a batch and let us know what you add it to!


1 T chili powder

2 tsp cumin

2 tsp smoked paprika

1 tsp ground mustard

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp garlic powder

½ tsp cayenne

Mix all spices together and store in an airtight jar