Spice Mix Recipes: Give It A Little Rub… Or Just Spice It Up!

It is approximately $1.50 cheaper per jar to simply make your own spice rubs for beef, poultry, and pork. If you are on organic lover like me then it is over $2.00 cheaper per jar to make your own. The recipes are simple and all you need to store it is an airtight container. In fact, a previously used spice jar is perfect for the job!

Italian Spice Rub

  • 2 teaspoons of dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons of marjoram
  • 2 teaspoons of dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon of dried sage

Jamaican Rub

  • 2 tablespoons of onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons of dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of allspice
  • 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

Cajun Seasoning Rub

  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of paprika
  • 1 1/5 teaspoons of garlic powder
  • 1 1/5 teaspoons of ground pepper
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons of onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon of dried thyme — crushed
  • 3/4 teaspoon of dried oregano — crushed

Southwest Seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon of chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon of paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon of ground coriander
  • 1/2 tablespoon of salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon of dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoons of ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper

Greek Seasoning

  • 2 teaspoons of dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of onion powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg


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  1. These all sound delicious Amy-can’t wait to try them all! (Can you guess what I’m going to do with the jars I put these seasonings in? More to decorate!) Thank you so much for contacting me regarding my blessing mix jars-because now I’ve found your blog which is wonderful! Be on the lookout for a post I will be writing to let my friends know about your blog as well!

  2. LauralLee You are so welcome! Enjoy them!

    Laurie Ann OOOhh. … I love the Italian and Greek too. Yum!

    refresh mom– No sodium diets is another GREAT reason for making your own! I think I’ll make some for my grandma.

    Melanie– You are so right and I just love to be able to add a bit more or a bit less of something.

    Jen – They are absolutely yummy!

  3. Laurie Ann says:

    Italian and Greek are my favorites. Will definitely be making some jars this weekend! Thanks for sharing.

    When you get a chance, stop by my blog here – http://magnoliaheartbeats.blogspot.com/2008/11/awards-day-i-have-been-blessed-so-much.html – I have some happies for you.

  4. Thanks for these recipes. I can’t wait to try them out! YUMMO!

  5. I make my own rubs, too! I agree it saves money and I think they are better than the ones you made already made up anyway. Thanks for the recipes you included, too.

  6. Thanks for the recipes. I love finding spices in bulk but seasoning blends aren’t always available this way. And my mom is always looking for no-sodium versions of things; she might be getting some blends in her stocking!

  7. WOWzer, thank YOU!


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