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Berbere Spice Blend

Chef John

"I love berbere spice, a classic Ethiopian spice blend, but it never occurred to me to make my own. Actually, authentic berbere spice would use whole spice seeds/pods, toasted, and ground. But I usually toast the spices during the cooking process. Berbere is one of the most delicious and versatile spice mixes ever."
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32 m servings 3 cals
Original recipe yields 48 servings (2 cups seasoning)

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  1. Place the ground chilies, paprika, and cayenne pepper into a bowl; stir. Add onion powder, ginger, cumin, coriander, cardamom, fenugreek, garlic powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves. Gently whisk together until thoroughly mixed.
  2. Store in an airtight container, preferably glass.


Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 3 calories; 0.1 g fat; 0.6 g carbohydrates; 0.1 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; < 1 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Was awesome with Chef John's chicken recipe. Can't wait to try it with other meat combinations

Excellent rub for pork ribs.

Delicious on eggs.

Love this!