Jamie's Spice Mix

Jamie's Spice Mix

A fabulous all-purpose spice mixture using ingredients from the pantry. Try it on ground beef or turkey, salad dressing, french fries, or even pizza!


2/3 cup


2 tablespoons onion powder or granulated onion
2 tablespoons garlic powder or granulated garlic
1 1/2 tablespoons smoked paprika*
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon celery seeds
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper


In a small bowl, mix together all ingredients. Store in an air-tight container or shaker bottle in your spice cupboard.

Jamie's Spice Mix

Additional Notes: 

This recipe is from my friend Jessica's cookbook, Not Your Mother's Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook. Original recipe also calls for 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest, and must be stored in the freezer in an airtight container.

*You can use plain paprika, but we prefer smoked paprika.

Preparation Time: 

5 minutes

Tammy's Review: 

I made this spice mixture for the first time so I could make some quick-and-easy Spicy Turkey Joes. I was hesitant to make another spice mixture. Haven't we all experienced the thrill of doing something in bulk that's supposed to save us time in the long run? But what really happens is the mix gets lost in the pantry because we made too much or because it really wasn't that great after all. I know I've cleaned my cupboards out and vowed not to make any more mixes. ;)

That said, I'm really glad I took the risk and tried this spice mixture! It's so delicious. It spiced up my sloppy joes in a really great way with some amazing heat and flavor. Now that I'm using this spice mix, I'm also making a dent in my celery seed stash. ;)

It only took me a couple minutes to "make" this recipe, and a week after the first try, I mixed up a double recipe and put it in an empty smoked paprika bottle. (Haven't tried smoked paprika? You should! It's affordable at Costco.)


We love this spice mix! I've used it on so many things. My favorites are on popcorn and sloppy joes. It's even good on pizza!


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