Meat & Poultry Seasoning

Meat & Poultry Seasoning

Meat and poultry seasoning is a blend of spices and seasonings that are commonly used to season meats, particularly beef and poultry, before cooking. The history of this seasoning can be traced back to traditional European cuisine where different herbs and spices have been used to season meats.

The specific recipe you provided is a blend of black pepper, onion powder, paprika, salt, garlic powder, and ground thyme. These ingredients are combined to create a flavorful and aromatic seasoning that can be used to add depth of flavor and complexity to meats. The black pepper and salt provide a savory taste, paprika provides a smoky and sweet flavor, onion powder and garlic powder give an added dimension of savory notes, and thyme brings a fresh and earthy character.


Course Herbs and Spices
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author N. J. Sorensen, RDN


  • 2 tablespoons fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground thyme


  • Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container. Sprinkle on steaks, chops and chicken before grilling or boiling.

This type of seasoning is commonly used with meat dishes such as grilled meats, stews, and roasts. It’s enjoyed by people for its well-balanced combination of flavors, the depth and complexity of flavor it brings to meats. It is a versatile seasoning that can be used with a variety of meats and poultry, and it can be adjusted to taste to suit the recipe or personal preference. Additionally, meat and poultry seasoning can be a good all-purpose seasoning for any meat or poultry dishes.