I’m notoriously cheap.
The thought of spending our hard-earned and hard-saved- for money on things I can easily make at home is enough to make me cringe. And while I probably don’t save hundreds of dollars on my DIY spice blends, I do save some. Add to that the peace of mind that unpronounceable ingredients aren’t making their way into my family’s systems and it’s enough to motivate me to take the few minutes out of my day (once a month) to make blends such as this one.
I love to sprinkle this blend on about 90% of my meat and poultry dishes. I’ve never been a huge fan of emptying out my spice cabinet every time I need to season some meat or a bird, and the way I cook (with seasoning), that would happen too often for my liking. So what I do, instead, is whip up a nice amount of this spice blend and store it in some spice jars I’ve recycled for the occasion.
When I tell you this rub is good on all meats and poultry, I mean it. Keep it stored in a cool, dry place with the rest of your spices and you’ll never need another all-purpose seasoning.
So, tell me. What are some ways you save on your expenses?
Meat Spice Blend
- 1/4 cup paprika
- 1/4 cup salt
- 1/4 cup granulated garlic powder
- 1/4 cup onion powder
- 2 tbsp black pepper
- 2 tbsp ground coriander
- 2 tbsp dried oregano
- 2 tbsp dried thyme
- 1 tbsp ground cumin
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1/2 tbsp cayenne pepper
Combine all the spices in a medium size bowl. Stir well to combine evenly.
Pour into a mason jar or a spice jar with a tight-fitting lid.
Store, up to six months, in a cool, dry area.
Use as needed.