BBQ Seasoning

The Inspiration

This recipe was inspired by my friend Jen’s Gone Paleo’s post about jerky…when I saw she was using Penzey’s BBQ 3000 spice mix, I figured I’d try my hand at my own blend! I admit to going on the Penzey’s site and perusing their ingredients list. Then, I mixed the spices together in a ratio that made sense (i.e. keep cloves on the slim side because they are very strong but go for it on the smoked paprika, as it’s a great base flavor).

Why I Made It…

We are whitewater rafting in Idaho this coming week (can I get a f#ck yeah?!) and need to bring some paleo-friendly snacks. Thankfully, a double batch of homemade jerky (with the new BBQ seasoning), combined with macadamia nuts and dried berries, then vacuum-sealed thanks to my FoodSavr is going to make for some safe snacking.

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Ingredients

3 tsp smoked paprika

1 tsp sea salt

1 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp ground mustard

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp ground sage

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp allspice

1/4 tsp nutmeg

Directions

1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. Store in an airtight container until usage.

**2. For paleo BBQ sauce: mix 1 tsp BBQ seasoning with 1/4 c. homemade (no sugar added) ketchup from Mark’s Daily Apple.

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