All-Purpose Meat Seasoning

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


1-1/2 cups

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
My wonderful mother-in-law, Margarette, gave me this meat seasoning recipe. I like to sprinkle it over boneless pork tenderloin before baking. —Rebekah Widrick, Beaver Falls, New York
All-Purpose Meat Seasoning Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons paprika
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano


  1. Combine all ingredients. Transfer to an airtight container. Store in a cool dry place up to 1 year.
NOTE: The seasoning caramelizes quickly when the meat is seared in a skillet.

Nutrition Facts

1 teaspoon: 15 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 301mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.