Sazon seasoning is a staple in many homes. I love using homemade Sazon in the Puerto Rican recipes I’ve learned from a family friend.
Switching up the regular menu has been so rewarding. Eating the same meals over and over again begins to become mundane. I love having some Puertorican recipes in my back pocket to refer to in order to break that mundane cycle!
When my husband was living at his parents house, before we were married, he had a neighborhood friend whose home he practically lived at every evening. My husband would spend every evening at that house, usually consuming second dinner at their place. He would eat dinner at home and then eat dinner again over at his friends house because he couldn’t resist the cooking, plus my husband can EAT! So, you can bet that once we were married, I had to get my hands on his favorite Puertorican recipes from that family. These recipes usually include Sazon seasoning!
As a new wife I did not have a passion for DIY projects and recipes, however that has since changed. Now, I make everything I can from scratch, including seasoning blends like this one. It’s really simple once it becomes a way of life for you. I don’t even look twice when at the grocery store to purchase a packet that contains ingredients that I don’t approve of, which is most of them.
So, here it is, a good ole’ from scratch Latin seasoning recipe to spice up any Latin dish and feel good about it!
What is Sazon?
Sazon is a seasoning loved by many Latin cooks. It is a blend of things like ground cumin and coriander. Many Latin people use this seasoning as a secret ingredient in their meals to create amazing flavor in their dishes.
Why make Sazon at home instead of use store bought packets?
Sazon packets are cheap at the store. They do contain ingredients such as MSG and red food dye. Due to the health conscious decisions I have made for my family, this packet is not something I am confident feeding them. Gratefully, Sazon is really easy to make at home. My recipe will not include Annatto, an ingredient which gives the Sazon it’s signature red color.
Why make seasonings in bulk?
I love making seasonings in bulk, if they are ones my family uses often. It is so easy to double or triple a batch of homemade seasoning in a jar to have ready. Seasoning blends that I try to keep in bulk are things like taco seasoning, Italian seasoning, and hamburger helper seasoning. It is so convenient to have the seasoning already blended together in a jar ahead of time to save you a few minutes during cooking time.
Supplies you’ll need to make homemade Sazon seasoning
- Medium sized bowl
- Pint sized storage jar
- Wooden spoon
- Funnel, optional
Homemade Sazon seasoning ingredient list
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
How to make easy homemade Sazon seasoning
- Combine all seasoning in a bowl and mix well with a spoon.
- Use a funnel to pour the Sazon seasoning blend into a pint sized jar for storage.
- Use 1-2 Tbsp in your Latin recipes and enjoy!
Recipe ideas for using homemade Sazon seasoning
- Season a pork roast with seasoning and shred. Serve with rice and beans
- Use this seasoning in Tacos
- Add it to Chicken Catchitore meal
- Make homemade Spanish rice and beans with it
- Add it to homemade enchiladas
Leave a comment with your favorite Latin recipe that calls for Sazon seasoning! I’d love to know more ways I can be using this delicious, homemade seasoning.
More encouragement from My Abiding Home:
Easy Homemade Sazon Seasoning Recipe
- Medium sized bowl
- Pint jar with lid for storage
- 2 Tbsp. Cumin ground
- 1½ Tbsp. Coriander ground
- 1½ Tbsp. Turmeric
- 2 Tbsp. Garlic powder
- 2 Tbsp. Onion powder
- 2 Tbsp. Oregano
- 1 Tbsp. Salt Sea Salt preferred
- ½ Tbsp. Pepper Fresh ground preferred
- Add ingredients to a bowl and mix well. Pour into a jar with a lid for storage.
- Alternatively, add seasonings straight to the jar, screw on the lid, and shake to combine.
- It is best to choose Organic seasonings. You don’t want harmful pesticides making into your food!
- Double this recipe if you have enough of the seasonings on hand so it’s ready to use, especially if you make a lot of Latin/Mexican meals.