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Catholic Recipe: Ethiopian Spice Mix (Berbere)


  • 1/2 teaspoon fenugreek
  • 1/2 cup ground dried New Mexico chiles
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice


Yield: 1 cup

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Difficulty: N/A

Cost: N/A

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Origin: Ethiopia


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Berbere is a chile and spice blend used to season many Ethiopian dishes. Because authentic berbere can be hard to find, Epicurious developed their own recipe....

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Finely grind fenugreek seeds in an electric coffee/spice grinder. Stir together with remaining ingredients until combined well.

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