Whenever I get this out I instantly start singing that 60’s song “secret agent man”. Mix it right into the meat before cooking for mysteriously amazing burgers!
The flavor of this seasoning is peppery with a touch of herby sweet. The “secret agent” is Grains of Paradise. They are the seeds of a perennial reed like plant and was originally brought to Europe in the 13th century from it’s native area, the tropical coast of West Africa. When pepper prices would spike it was appreciated as an excellent substitute, hence the nicknames Guinea Pepper, Melegueta Pepper, and Alligator Pepper.
Hand blended from brown sugar, domestic paprika, sea salt, grains of paradise, Mexican oregano, marjoram, onion, garlic, rosemary and yellow mustard powder.