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Mesquite Seasoning Mix

Add the flavor of mesquite smoking to your meat, dips, and sauces with this easy to make Mesquite Seasoning Mix.

Add the flavor of mesquite smoking to your meat, dips, and sauces with this easy to make Mesquite Seasoning Mix. | www.CuriousCuisiniere.comWhat Is Mesquite Anyway?

Mesquite is a type of small tree native to the Southwest US and Mexico. Mesquite wood is one of the most popular woods used to give a smoky flavor to grilled meats.

It is a wonderful wood for adding flavor to rich meats like ribs, steak, and even poultry. And, if you really want a smoky kick, adding some mesquite chips while you grill some veggies will take their flavor in a whole new, deliciously smoky, direction.

The strong scent of mesquite smoke is very easily recognizable. It’s probably the scent that you already associate with smoked meats and barbecue, since it is such a common wood to use, particularly in Texas style barbecue.

And what flavor does all that strong, beautiful smoke give? The best way we can describe it is earthy with that classic smoky dryness that is balanced by a very slight, warm sweetness. Imagine crisp bacon or classic jerky, without the saltiness.

Just smoky goodness.

A Mesquite Seasoning Mix: Create Mesquite Flavor Without The Wood

You can get mesquite wood chips or chunks pretty easily, but some days, lugging out the grill to get your fix of that smoky flavor might not be practical. (For instance, in the dead of a Wisconsin winter when there are a couple feet of snow on the ground.)

And, sometimes you want to add that smoky flavor to a dish that might not be practical for the grill, like a dip or salad.

So, we decided to create a spice blend that mimicked the flavors given off by the mesquite smoke, so that we could add a dash of smoky goodness whenever we felt like it.

This mesquite seasoning is great to use on meats (or veggies) that are headed for the grill, giving them that smoky flavor without messing around with chips. But, we also love using it in marinades and to jazz up creamy dressings and dips.

Add the flavor of mesquite smoking to your meat, dips, and sauces with this easy to make Mesquite Seasoning Mix. | www.CuriousCuisiniere.com

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Mesquite Seasoning (Small Batch)

For when you just need a little Mesquite Seasoning Mix and don't want to store a jar in the pantry.
Yield: 3 Tbsp
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Seasoning
Cuisine: American
Keyword: spices
Servings: 3 servings
Author: Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ Tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion flakes
  • ½ tsp rosemary
  • ½ tsp marjoram
  • ¼ tsp sage
  • ¼ tsp ground mustard seed
  • ¼ tsp chipotle powder

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Spice mixture will keep 2-3 months in an air tight container in the pantry.

 

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Mesquite Seasoning (Large Batch)

For when you want to have Mesquite Seasoning Mix in your pantry so you can grab the goodness whenever the craving strikes!
Yield: 3/4 c
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Seasoning
Cuisine: American
Keyword: spices
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere

Ingredients

  • ¼ c + 2 Tbsp paprika
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion flakes
  • 2 tsp rosemary
  • 2 tsp marjoram
  • 1 tsp sage
  • 1 tsp ground mustard seed
  • 1 tsp chipotle powder

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Spice mixture will keep 2-3 months in an air tight container in the pantry.

 

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