Homemade Gluten-Free Beef Seasoning Mix is a convenient, versatile component in lots of different dishes. By buying your dried herbs and spices in bulk, you’ll save money. By putting together your own seasoning mix, you control what’s in your food.
If you cook and spend time in a cottage, motorhome, or travel trailer, as I do, you’ve probably experienced the dilemma of wondering which spices to pack and then realizing you don’t have the ones you need!
Homemade Gluten-Free Beef Seasoning Mix
This beef seasoning mix is made ahead and works to season a pot roast, hamburgers, or to rub generously all over steaks before grilling them. Keep watching for more recipes that use it. We tested one yesterday that I’m quite excited about! [Edit: Gluten-Free Beef Seasoning Mix is also a key ingredient in Ground Beef Skillet with Sweet Potatoes and Kale and Sweet Potato Frittata.]
Feel free to double or triple this recipe if you find that you’re using it up quickly. However, any dried herbs or ground spices should be used within six months for maximum freshness.
- Sea salt is made from evaporated ocean water rather than being mined underground. It contains trace minerals.
- Black pepper, ground from peppercorns, is said to improve digestion by stimulating the secretion of hydrochloric acid.
- Garlic powder, made from dried garlic, is used for convenience,
- Onion powder, also made by grinding the dehydrated real deal, adds flavour without moisture.
- Thyme, from the mint family, matches well with chicken, lamb, and pork as well as beef.
- Rosemary, another popular Mediterranean herb, has historically been used to strengthen memory because of its unforgettable fragrance and aroma.
- Dried mustard, made by grinding mustard seeds, adds a familiar zip to a recipe.
- Smoked paprika is the Spanish cousin of Hungarian paprika. It’s made from pimento peppers that have been dried, smoked, and ground.
- Ground coriander seed comes from the same plant you may also know as cilantro.
- Red pepper flakes, or crushed red pepper, is simply made by drying little red hot chilli peppers and crushing them. We make our own at home.
Here’s a short little video that shows how easy it is to make your own Homemade Gluten-Free Beef Seasoning Mix.
So, mix up your seasoning, rub it on some beef, and get on with the things you’d rather be doing!