This Sweet and Smoky Seasoning is a real game-changer in the kitchen. It is super quick and easy to put together but can be used for SOOO many different dishes. I have been rubbing it on ribs, marinating chicken breasts with it, sprinkling it on breakfast potatoes, and even making the most delicious smoky spiced pecans with it.
Sweet and Smoky Seasoning
Once you mix this little concoction together you can just pop it into an airtight container and keep it on the spice rack for when you need something to give that next dish a little kick.
I get the kids to mix it all together for me - they love measuring out the different spices and then giving the jar a good shake.
Tip: We use little mason jars for storage - just remember to put a little label on the top so you remember what's in there.
The spice rub will last forever as long as it is sealed tight, so if you come across it months from now you may need that label as a reminder!
Why Homemade Seasoning Blends?
The best thing about making your own spice rubs, other than the fact they taste amazing, is that they are a great way to save money!
If you have been in to one of those specialty spice stores lately, you may have noticed that they charge a small fortune for spice rubs.
My husband came home with one just before Christmas and I couldn't believe it when he told me the price.
They must have had huge windows and seen him coming because they seriously took him to the cleaners.
And at least when you make your own you know exactly what's going in there!
Next, why not try this Southwestern Seasoning from Glenda Embree.
How To Serve
Homemade spice blends like this are super versatile.
Try using it in one of these ways:
- use as a marinade for some chicken or steak before BBQ'ing;
- use it to make some spiced nuts or seeds like these Sweet and Spicy Pecans or these Roasted Za'atar Chickpeas in The Air Fryer simply replacing the za'atar with the smoky seasoning;
- sprinkle into yogurt and add some olive oil to thin out and use it on a salad with some steak strips.
What would you rub this Sweet and Smokey Spice Rub on?
Sweet and Smokey Spice Rub
- 2 tablespoon smoked paprika
- 2 teaspoon coconut sugar
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Pop all the spices into a small airtight container. Close the lid tight and give it a really good shake until all spices are mixed together.
- Keep stored in the airtight container. Keeps for a long long time.
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Lynne Curry says
Smoked paprika is one of my all-time favorite flavors. I love the balance of smokey, sweet and spicey in this rub. Pinned to my grilling page!
It has the best flavor doesn't it!! I am a little bit addicted and use it in everything 🙂
Nicoletta @sugarlovespices says
My husband loves spices, thus our blog name 😉 , and he would love to add this rub to his collection! Looks and sounds amazing!
Love the blog name!! He should definitely try this one out 🙂
Elaine @ Dishes Delish says
Awesome spice rub! And yes, they are so expensive when you buy it in the store. Thanks for the great recipe.
I know, they can be ridiculous in the store!
Sarah @ Champagne Tastes says
I love homemade spice mixtures! This one sounds delicious!
They are definitely so much better than store bought versions!!
Çitra Kale @Çitra's Home Diary says
İ like to keep some mix spice ready to use in my pantry. and this gonna be my new spice mix. thx for sharing recipe.
Me too 🙂 They are super handy to have ready and waiting in the pantry - and they last forever, which is a huge bonus! Hope you love this one as much as we do!!