We use a lot of spices in our cooking.
One of my Hubby’s favorite seasonings has been a Six-Pepper Blend. For a long time, we were unable to find it, so when we did, my hubby was VERY happy. That is, until we stopped to read the ingredients on the label! We walked down the aisle at the store reading every label and were disappointed in what we saw. Here are the ingredients to the commercially prepared blend:
The first ingredient listed is SALT! Who needs it? The other ingredients which were questionable are: ‘other spices’, citric acid, and plant extractives. Do we really know what that means?
I returned home from the grocery store on a mission. I wanted to make a home-made blend that my Hubby would love. Here it is!
Combine the following in a jar:
- 3 oz red chili pepper (1.5 Tbspn)
- 6 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes
- 4 tablespoons ground black &whitepepper
- 2 tablespoons paprika
- 1 TBSPN granulated garlic
- 1 TBSPN onion powder
- 1 TBSPN sea salt
- 1 TBSPN chili powder
I used the milling blade on our nutribullet to mill it into a powder. I’ve been asked to not mill it so finely in the future. So don’t get over-zealous with your milling tool!