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Berbere Spice Blend

Rated as 4.9 out of 5 Stars

"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
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 0.6 0.1 0 < 1 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.

I lessened the amount of chilli by 1/4 cup & used sweet paprika, I like hot but not unbearably hot

Great flavor! I’ve used it in a ton of applications. My favorites so far have been berbere spiced chicken wings and berbere spiced shepard’s pie.

This is so good. I made it yesterday and the chicken was so tasty. I will be making this again when I run out.

I did not have lime and Tomato paste, so I substituted lemon juice and Heinz Ketchup.How the flavor of the sauce developed as it thickened. This is my new signature dish. Thank you for shari...

Delicious on eggs.

Love this!