Jan's Spice Mix

Celebrated Chef Birnbaum's Signature Spice Mix

Total Time:
5 mins
1 cup

Jan Birnbaum uses this signature spice mix in many of his recipes, including Braised Short Ribs with Redeye Gravy and Rooster Gumbo with Tomatoes and Okra.


  • 7 tablespoons kosher salt

  • 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper

  • 2 tablespoons sweet Hungarian paprika

  • 2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon ancho chile powder

  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander

  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper


  1. Mix all of the spices in a small jar. Cover tightly and store at room temperature for up to 1 month.

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