This Homemade Sazon Seasoning Mix is made with pantry staples and easy to make! This DIY spice blend is perfect for adding a punch of flavor to Mexican and Spanish dishes! NO MSG or weird, unhealthy additives!
Hi, friends! Today I’m sharing a super easy DIY multi-purpose seasoning mix that’s perfect for jazzing up any Mexican or Spanish meal!
While store-bought seasonings can be convenient, they can also contain too much salt and weird additives.
The great thing about any homemade seasoning is you are in control of what (and how much) goes in it! Plus, it’s a fantastic way to use up pantry spices you have had in your cabinet that are about to expire!
Homemade Sazon Seasoning Mix
This easy Sazon spice blend is all about maximum flavor, minimum effort and zero additives!
This Latin seasoning is made with pantry staples and it’s a magical way to add bold flavor to a variety of dishes!
From pulled pork, beef or chicken to fish, beans or rice, you are going to want to put this seasoning on everything!! It’s the perfect blend to have on hand in your kitchen and such an easy way to jazz up any dish!
What’s Sazon seasoning?
Sazon, pronounced sa-son, is a type of flavorful seasoning, or seasoning salt, used in Spanish and Mexican cooking. Since Sazon means ‘seasoning’ in Spanish, it is easy to see where the name for this multi-purpose seasoning comes from.
Reddish in color, Sazon seasoning typically includes cilantro (coriander), cumin, ground annatto and oregano. While ground annatto (achiote) is a main ingredient in Sazon seasoning, it can be difficult to locate and purchase unless you look in Hispanic markets or purchase it online. However, don’t worry! A combination of ground turmeric and sweet paprika makes a great substitution for ground annatto!
While some store-bought packets of Sazon contain MSG, this easy homemade Sazon seasoning mix contains no unhealthy additives.
What is Sazon used for?
Since Sazon is a multi-purpose seasoning, you can use it in a myriad of ways. It’s quick and simple way to add a powerful and vibrant punch of flavor to Spanish and Mexican dishes.
How to use Sazon seasoning:
- Soups and Stews
- Ropa Vieja
What does it taste like?
Sazon has a distinctively savory taste. Made up of ground seasonings such as cumin, coriander, annatto and oregano, it is not spicy at all! It is actually very appealing and palatable in flavor.
How much Sazon per pound of chicken or meat?
Depending on how much flavor you want to add, you should use 2-3 teaspoons of Sazon seasoning mix per pound of chicken or meat.
How much Sazon is in a packet?
If you are purchasing Sazon seasoning in a packet, there is approximately 1 and ½ teaspoons in a packet of store-bought Sazon.
This homemade Sazon seasoning is an easy to way to add flavor to Spanish and Mexican dishes! Uncomplicated to make, yet packed with flavor, you will love having this DIY Latin seasoning mix on hand in your pantry!
Until next time, friends, cheers – to D.I.Y-ing!
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Easy Homemade Sazon Seasoning Mix recipe👇
Homemade Sazon Seasoning Mix
- Small mixing bowl
- 1 TBS Ground Coriander
- 1 TBS Ground Cumin
- 1 TBS Ground Annatto or 1 ½ tsp EACH: turmeric and sweet paprika
- 1 TBS Garlic Powder
- 1 TBS Kosher Salt
- 2 tsp Oregano
- 1 tsp Onion Powder
- 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
- OPTIONAL: ¼ tsp Cayenne
- In a small bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well.
- Transfer to an airtight container and store in a dry place.
- 1 ½ teaspoons of homemade Sazon seasoning equals 1 packet of store-bought Sazon.
- Make sure the pantry spices you are using have not expired. If they have been in your cabinet for years, they need to be tossed. Dry spices do expire and when they do the flavor is lackluster, which will result in a spice blend that is dull.
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