Berbere Spice Blend

We’ve introduced a new line of authentic organic seasoning blends that capture the bold flavors of regional dishes from around the world. It’s part of our quest to help you spice lovers find new ways to bring the exotic flavors of such places as Morocco, Ethiopia, India, the Middle East, Tunisia and Pakistan to your cooking.

Many of the dishes from these regions are created with a large number of spices — but with our new blends, you just need a shake from one jar to bring their wonderfully complex flavors to your table.

We were inspired by traditional recipes to create these blends. For example, we combined twelve different spices to produce our Berbere Spice Blend, which has its origins in Ethiopia. It has a very coarse, earthy texture and adds a zesty hot flavor to meats when used as a rub for grilling, barbecuing, or pan frying.

Berbere Spice Blend’s certified organic ingredients are: Organic Paprika, Sea Salt, Organic Cayenne, Organic Fenugreek, Organic Coriander, Organic Cumim, Organic Black Pepper, Organic Cardamom, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Clove, Organic Ginger, Organic Turmeric.

Imagine the possibilities. Here’s one recipe to get you started dreaming.

SPICY LENTIL STEW

Ingredients:
1 cup red lentils
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 to 4 tablespoons Berbere seasoning
3/4 to 1 pound ground beef or  mixed diced vegetables such as carrots, peas and potatoes
1 to 1/2 cup water
1 cup diced tomatoes
Directions:
Bring 2 cups water to a boil. Add lentils and reduce heat to low. Cook 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Lentils should be soft on the the inside but not mushy. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop cooking process. Set aside.In a saucepan, brown Berbere spice mix with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add in meat and vegetables and sauté until almost done.Add cooked lentils, water and tomatoes. Simmer for 10 minutes.
For info on the rest of our new blends, here’s the press release.
We’d love to know if you try this new product. Feel free to share your recipes!

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