Homemade spice blends that make you look like a star. Impress your family and friends with our DIY taco seasoning and other great flavors.
Thanks to a DIY Natural Reader
Thank goodness for reading Janine J., who recently wrote to share her friend’s homemade seasoning mix recipes. Glancing over these seasoning recipes gave me hope for future meals containing juicy, savory, poultry. Or beef. Or fish.
I’m a little burned out on poultry at the moment so I have been sticking to mostly beef and fish. But really, you can adjust these homemade blends to be perfect for any type of food.
Homemade Spice Blends
Homemade Johnny’s Seasoning
Enjoy this homemade spice blend on anything from popcorn to chicken and roasts.
- 1 ½ Tablespoon sea salt
- 1 Tablespoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
Homemade Taco Seasoning
For each pound of ground beef/turkey, use 2 tablespoons of this homemade spice blend, plus ¾ cup of water.
- 2 Tablespoons chili powder
- 1 Tablespoon cumin
- 2 ½ teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon corn starch
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- ½ teaspoon oregano
Combine spices, mix well, and transfer to a repurposed spice container. Label with instructions for use, and plan your next taco night!
Homemade Creole Spice Blend
Use this seasoning mix as a dry rub for chicken, or sprinkle it on dishes for some creole flare!
- 5 Tablespoons paprika
- 3 Tablespoons sea salt
- 2 Tablespoons onion powder
- 2 Tablespoons garlic powder
- 2 Tablespoons oregano
- 2 Tablespoons basil
- 1 Tablespoon white pepper
- 1 Tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 Tablespoon thyme
- 1 Tablespoon cayenne pepper
Method: Mix together herbs and spices and transfer to a shaker-top container. Avoid touching your face after handling these spices, or you’ll likely shed a few tears.
Spice It Up with Homemade Spice Blends
Making your own pre-mixed seasonings is a smart DIY move. Especially if there are favorite dishes you make on a regular basis, having a pre-mixed seasoning on hand saves all the time of measuring out individual spices. You can also be confident that your seasonings don’t include MSGs or anti-caking agents like store-bought seasoning mixes often do. Depending on the prices you find on individual spices, you may also save money by mixing your own homemade spice blends.
Homemade seasoning mixes always make a great gift. Come up with a sassy name for your seasonings and create an equally sassy label that will amuse your friends and family. Tuck a few seasoning mixes, homemade bread, and cooking sauces into a gift basket – a real treat for the BBQ master or food fanatic in your life!
What dishes are you using your homemade spice blends on?
Source: DIY Natural – Food