Greek Seasoning Blend

Greek Seasoning Blend

Several years ago I spent some time trying to develop the perfect all-purpose Greek seasoning, experimenting with ingredients and ratios.  I finally cracked it at that time.  And now I’m going to unleash that secret and share it with you!

This is an excellent blend to use in any recipe that calls for Greek seasoning, or as an all-purpose spice blend.  You’re gonna to love it!

This blend is what’s used in these absolutely fabulous Greek Gyros, which you are guaranteed to love!

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Combine all the spices and grind them to a fine powder in a spice or coffee grinder.

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Store the Greek Seasoning Blend in an airtight jar until ready to use.

Greek Seasoning Blend

Greek Seasoning Blend
 
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A fantastic blend to use in any recipe that calls for Greek seasoning.
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Ingredients
  • 1½ tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1½ tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper (note: freshly ground black pepper is less volume than non-freshly ground, if using non-freshly ground use half the amount)
  • 2 teaspoons beef bouillon powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1½ tablespoons sweet paprika powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Combine all the spices and grind them to a fine powder in a spice or coffee grinder. Store in an airtight jar until ready to use.

 

 

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16 Responses

  1. Susan

    wrote on

    Wow, this is so neat!

  2. Susan

    wrote on

    Okay, I finally did it. I printed out this recipe when you first posted it with great intentions and I finally made this seasoning two days ago. Then I cooked it with chicken to make the gyros. It was yummy. I was intrigued by the sweet flavor the cinnamon adds to a savory dish. Thank you!

    • The Daring Gourmet

      wrote on

      That’s awesome that you finally made it, Susan! Yep, cinnamon is a must in Greek cooking. Many Greek seasoning blends use at least double the amount of cinnamon that I do in mine, but I prefer just a touch of it – not so much that the savory dishes taste like cinnamon rolls ;)

  3. Ron Neely II

    wrote on

    How much should I use for a pound of ground meat?

    • Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet

      wrote on

      Hi Ron, I like a lot of flavor so I’d probably use 3/4 of the entire batch of seasoning.

  4. Jennifer

    wrote on

    Hi Kimberly, I want to double the batch but was wondering about the beef bouillon. I only have cube. Could I use that instead? How much of it?

    • Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet

      wrote on

      Hi Jennifer, the bouillon cubes tend to be a little moist inside which will make your seasoning clump together. I guess it depends on how you’re using the seasoning. If you’re simply adding it to something that’s going to be cooked anyway, then no big deal. If you’re needing to sprinkle it over food, I recommend getting bouillon powder.

      • Jennifer

        wrote on

        Thanks. DO you think I would use half of the bouillon for doubling the recipe or use the entire cube?

        • Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet

          wrote on

          Hi Jennifer, two teaspoons of powder make two cups of broth. So it depends on the size of your bouillon cube. Is one cube for 2 cups of broth? If yes, then use two cubes if you’re wanting to double the recipe. Also, different brands of cubes vary in saltiness so whatever you’re using this seasoning blend in, first taste the dish before adding any extra salt. Enjoy!

  5. wrote on

    This is amazing. I’ve tried and failed many times at making gyros like the ones you get in Greece. NOT ANY MORE!!!!

    • Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet

      wrote on

      Fantastic! So glad you enjoy this as much as we do, Neil, and thank you for the feedback!

  6. Paul C

    wrote on

    Wanted to make gyros tonight but couldn’t find the prepared meat I have used in the past so I bought some shaved steak and started looking for a spice mix. Eureka! I found your page — and fortunately had the necessary ingredients on hand (substituted chicken bouillion power for beef – worked great). Prep was easy, and the food was all on the table when my wife arrived home tired. She was going to skip dinner and lie down until she passed by the pan of prepared gyros and the scent captivated her. She had three forks full before she even sat down to make her sandwich. She lived in Greece for a year and she knows good Greek food and this got a 100% rating. Three sometimes picky teens also loved it. It’s all about the spice and your blend is outstanding! !! Thanks for posting your “secret”!

    • Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet

      wrote on

      Paul, you made my day, thank you! It really is all about the spice blend. We love this stuff and it’s fabulous with beef, pork and chicken. So thrilled to hear it was a hit with your family and I really appreciate the feedback. Hope you’ll visit again and subscribe to my weekly newsletter for new recipe updates. Best, Kimberly

  7. Nalini Gajjar

    wrote on

    Hi Kimbery I am a vegitarian what I can use to replace beef boullian ?

    • Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet

      wrote on

      Hi Nalini, the beef flavor is an integral part of the seasoning but you can use vegetable broth instead, it just won’t taste quite the same.

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