My kids do not like meat unless it’s covered in some sort of sauce or seasoning. And, since protein is important for growing kids, and it keeps them full longer (I have a 15 and 13-year-old, in case you were wondering, and they love to eat, but if you are a mom like me, cleaning the kitchen every 5 minutes is almost impossible, so protein fills them up longer)
So, this week, while I was doing my weekly grocery shopping, I noticed that pork chops were on sale, so I grabbed a package and then I have hundreds of requests for homemade Bbq shake and bake, since I last posted about regular shake and bake, that everyone loves.
So, I searched and I searched for a BBQ recipe, tried them all, and I finally I tweaked a few that I liked, as they mostly have the same ingredients, and if you know me in real life, or by reading my blog, I don’t do fancy/special ingredients.
So, I tweaked this recipe, and my kids and I think that it’s pretty close to the original (sorry Kraft).
This is a great spice/seasoning mix to put on chicken or meat, you can season just about anything from this. This recipe will come in handy because it can really dress up anything you are making. Just remember to keep it in an airtight container. You will mostly have these spices already in your cabinet, so you will not need to purchase anything new, which is a great way to save money.
I have always preferred to make the homemade seasoning, rather than buy them, mostly because my oldest son, has a gluten allergy, and so unless, I spend hours looking up ingredients and checking the labels, It is not safe to buy. Pick up a bottle or package and read the ingredients, does anyone know what 1/2 of those ingredients are? Which, is sad because before he was diagnosed, I seriously never looked at a label.
So, I have been making mine for years, and I recently shared my Homemade Shake and Bake recipe, and everyone went wild for it, I thought I would great a Budget Group, for folks like me that are using more homemade stuff to cut down the expenses.
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- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 4 teaspoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
Start by adding all of the ingredients to a small blender or grinder. Blend until smooth.
Store in an air-tight container.
This will make about 3/4 a cup. To use, just coat your meat with it, and cook as normal.