Have a recipe that calls for Greek Seasoning, but don’t have a store in a 20 mile radius that carries it? I have your solution! Make your own Greek Seasoning!
Aunt Lou here.
I picked out this delicious Slow Cooker Melt Away Ribs to make the other day. As I was looking at the recipe, I saw Greek Seasoning as one of the few ingredients.
Hmmm…what is that? So, I did what I always do when I don’t know what in the world a recipe is talking about, I called Cris. 🙂 She told me that it is just in the seasoning aisle and should be easy to find. Sounded good to me, so I sent Michael to the store.
(It should be noted at this point in the story that Cris lives just outside of Indy and within driving distance of a Penzey’s store. I, however, live smack dab in the middle of rural southern Indiana.)
Michael went to Jay-C, Ruler Foods and Ben Franklin (yes, they carry spices…who knew?!) and was looked at like he had grown a few more heads. No one had heard of this spice. He was told he would have to go to a bigger town to find it. Fantastic.
Once I heard this, I started looking around online and found a few different recipes for Greek Seasoning. There are a TON of seasonings in Greek Seasoning, so I did what I usually do in a crazy situation…I looked up a bunch of recipes and figured out what would work with what is in our cabinets. 🙂
Since I would be pulling all THIRTEEN of these spices, I figured I might as well make enough to have some on hand for future recipes. I had just used the last of one of my spices, so I washed up the container, tore off the label and got out my trusty Sharpie to make my own “label”.
This is an extremely simple recipe, there are just a LOT of ingredients.
Here are the amazing instructions…
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and pour into an air tight container.
Tada! That’s it!
If you haven’t ever had Greek Seasoning in a recipe, go try these Slow Cooker Melt Away Ribs. You will wonder where this spice has been all your life! It is that good!
- 4 1/4 t kosher salt
- 4 t dried basil
- 4 t dried oregano
- 4 t garlic powder
- 2 1/8 t black pepper
- 2 1/8 t ground cinnamon
- 2 t cornstarch
- 2 t dried parsley
- 2 t dried marjoram leaves
- 2 t dried rosemary
- 2 t dried dill weed
- 1 1/8 ground nutmeg
- 1 1/8 t ground thyme
- Mix together all spices in a bowl
- Pour mixture into an air tight container
- Use as needed for recipes
I'm the wife of Michael and momma of a preschooler and toddler just walking through this life step by step focusing on enjoying the little things in life. I am in awe of the many blessings big and small I receive daily from a pretty amazing God who calls me His own. Sometimes life is crazy and messy, but I am loving every minute of it. Welcome to my chaos.