The other day I made BBQ Popcorn for the Surprise Recipe Swap. It was good — really good. I think that was because of the homemade BBQ seasoning mix I prepared. While the original recipe called for a prepackaged mix, I decided to go with what I know and prepare a homemade seasoning spice straight from the supplies I have in my pantry.
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While I used this on popcorn, it is very versatile and can be used as a rub for meats, seasoning for homemade chips, and more. Here is the recipe! Hope you enjoy!
Homemade BBQ Seasoning
- 1/4 cup kosher salt
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 3 Tbsp paprika, smoked is best
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 2 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp dry mustard
- Whisk together all ingredients and store in an air-tight container for up to 2 months.
If you have a pantry full of spices, then you can create a ton of different spice mixes. I rarely buy store bought because I keep the basics in my pantry. In fact if you have ~
- garlic salt
- garlic powder
- chili powder
- brown sugar
- onion powder
If you have any of these seasonings on hand, you can create so many spices! In the past I have made Paula Deen’s House seasoning (which only uses 3 ingredients), steak rubs, and taco seasoning. The possibilities are endless when you have the right spices in your pantry.
I think I will use what I have left of my spice rub to make some homemade BBQ potato chips to add to my recipe collection.
What recipe could you make?