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DIY Jerk Seasoning (Dry Spice Rub)

DIY Jerk SeasoningNo, I’m not calling you names.  The term “jerk” here is a cooking method, such as rubbing meat with a dry rub and barbecuing over a wood fire.  Recently, we tried a new recipe using jerk seasoning.  I had none in my pantry.  But, instead of running to the store to buy it, I found that I could make it real quick with some of the spices I already had on hand.  You know what else I found out?  This seasoning is a great rub for any meat that you want to throw on your grill!  However, save about 2 Tablespoons for a burger recipe I’ll be sharing soon!

(The recipe below is a somewhat milder jerk spice, as I haven’t been able to handle much heat since I had Judah. Weird, I know.)  :)

DIY Jerk Seasoning (Dry Spice Rub)

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1/4 cup

DIY Jerk Seasoning (Dry Spice Rub)

  • 2 Tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Place all ingredients in a small jar. Secure the lid and shake to thoroughly combine. Store in a cool, dry place until ready to use.

To use: Rub surface of meat with oil and then the seasoning. Or, use in any recipe calling for jerk seasoning.

Source: Slightly adapted from AllRecipes

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  1. Nothing beats spice mixes made in your own kitchen!

  2. Yet another fabulous DIY spice mix. This sounds great and super easy to do!

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