All Purpose Lebanese Spice Blend

Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes

Made with ground cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, salt and pepper, this fragrant all-purpose Lebanese spice blend is the secret to enhancing your grilled meats, soups, roasts and other Middle Eastern specialties.

Spoon with All Purpose Lebanese Spice Blend

As a busy mother of two young boys under the age of 10, I have become a bit of a master in turning my family’s traditional Middle Eastern recipes into quick and easy weeknight dishes. In fact, I often joke that I am in favor of anything that helps me get dinner on the table before the meltdown train leaves the station.

mixing spice blend

For example, my mother and aunts have been preparing traditional Lebanese Green Beans and Beef for years, but I was the first to turn it into a hands-off slow cooker dish. I promise it’s just as good as the classic because my family would be the first to tell me if it wasn’t. Trust me on that one.

Instant Pot Recipe Lebanese Green Beans and Beef

To speed things up in the kitchen I decided to create a simple, 5 ingredient All Purpose Lebanese Spice Blend made with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, salt, and pepper.

All Purpose Lebanese Spice Blend Separated

It couldn’t be any easier to make and the versatility is astounding. I love making it in bulk, stashing it in the pantry, and grabbing it whenever I am craving Lebanese food. It makes every dish more savory and flavorful.

All Purpose Lebanese Spice Blend on Plate

Spice Blend Uses

We love using this spice blend to flavor Hushwee (Ground Beef with Toasted Pine Nuts), Sfeehas (Lebanese Meat Pies), Grilled Kafta Patties, Beef or Chicken Shawarma and so much more. If you’re making Lebanese food, this is the perfect seasoning for your dish.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much spice blend should I make at one time?

The recipe can easily be doubled, tripled, or even multiplied by ten. I love to make it in bulk and store for later.

What is the shelf life?

All Purpose Lebanese Spice Blend will keep for up to six months stored in an air-tight container at room temperature.

How much should I use at once?

One serving will cover one pound of meat. If you want your dish to be a little spicier, you can adjust accordingly.

Does it need to be refrigerated?

No, it does not need to be refrigerated. Dried spices are best stored at room temperature to avoid humidity and fluctuations in temperature.

Mixing All Purpose Lebanese Spice Blend

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All Purpose Lebanese Spice Blend on Plate

All Purpose Lebanese Spice Blend

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This fragrant all-purpose spice blend is the secret to enhancing your grilled meats, soups, roasts, and other Middle Eastern specialties.
PREP: 5 minutes
TOTAL: 5 minutes
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Servings1 Pound(s) of Meat

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Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container until you're ready to use.

Notes

  • Recipe is designed for one pound of meat.
  • It creates a total of four servings

Nutrition

Serving: 1teaspoonCalories: 8kcalCarbohydrates: 1.9gProtein: 0.1gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.2gSodium: 846mgFiber: 1.2gSugar: 0.2g

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64 responses to “All Purpose Lebanese Spice Blend”

  1. Craig R Avatar
    Craig R

    I’m looking at the nutrition information for the All Purpose Lebanese Spice Blend.
    8 kcal seems quite a lot for cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, pepper, and allspice. Do some of the spices have a high oil content, or what?

  2. Deb Ingalls Avatar
    Deb Ingalls

    Hello and so happy to have found this website! I live in a rural area and would love to be able to make kibbee at home (right now I have to travel to a major city in order to get it!), but would like to know the recipe for getting the meat ground properly so I can (maybe) obtain it from a local butcher. I’m particularly interested in making kibbee niyay. Can you help? Thanks so much!

  3. susan Avatar
    susan

    Hello Liz,
    I just came across your website and love it. I need a clarification for this spice blend. I would like to make it in bulk, maybe for 5 times to make my preparation time easier. So, if I pour the bulk amount together in one container, how do I know how much of the mixed batch to pour? Thank you.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      You’ll use about 1 tablespoon per pound of meat. :) ENJOY!

  4. Caryl Avatar
    Caryl

    Is this the same spice blend used in making kibbie?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      YES!! :)

  5. John Avatar
    John

    Thanks so Much!!!

  6. John C Avatar
    John C

    The Green Bean with Tomatoes recipe calls for 2 servings of the Spice Blend…not sure what the measure per serving is. Thanks!!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      1 teaspoon per serving!

  7. A. White Avatar
    A. White

    Do you recommend any recipes to use this with? Lebanese food is new to me.

  8. Danielle Avatar
    Danielle

    This was super fast and yummy!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I’m so glad!

  9. John Avatar
    John

    I wanted to do something differently to spice up my beef meatball recipe, literally. This blend was perfect. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      What a great idea!!

  10. Bettina Avatar
    Bettina

    Hello, there is something else in that spice blend that is not listed — I see it in the photo. It looks like sesame seeds…is that Zaatar?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Nope that’s Kosher salt you see. There are no sesame seeds or za’atar in this blend – this spice blend is used differently than za’atar. :)

      1. Bettina Avatar
        Bettina

        Great, thank you! I’ll have to try this.

  11. Derek A Kamal Avatar
    Derek A Kamal

    Just discovered your blog and I’m happy to find another Lebanese cook. This is a great idea! I love cooking Lebbo (my father’s side is Lebanese) and you pretty much always use the same spices, so why not blend them?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I’m so glad you found me!!

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