Ethiopian Berbere Spice Blend


Ingredients: Roasted Red Chiles, Cumin, Cloves, Fenugreek, Ginger, Nutmeg, Cardamom, Black Pepper, Garlic, Sea Salt

Pronounced as "burr-bear". From the horn of Africa comes the delightful seasoning blend known as Berbere which is considered the culinary foundation of the Ethiopian cuisine. Also known as Berbere Spice, Berber Spice and Ethiopian Berbere.

As with many seasoning spice blends from around the world there are as many variations as there are regions, villages and families. This blend is often called the cupboard mix as it seems to have a little bit of everything tossed in – but the prominent spices in Berbere are always centered around the heat of pepper – cayenne, paprika, chili flakes and black pepper (in some variation). Berbere does pack some spiciness from the chile peppers but it is more flavorful than crazy hot.

Hand blended from roasted red chilies, cumin, cloves, fenugreek, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom, black pepper, garlic and sea salt

Some of our favorite recipes using Berbere are Doro Wat (Ethiopian Chicken),Spicy Berbere Lentil Stew and for a delightful Berbere Sauce.

If you crave flavor from this region then you may also be interested in our hand blended Harissa, Peri Peri Seasoning and our Ras El Hanout.


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Even though we say that we ship in 1-2 weeks, in most instances we try to ship within 5-7 business days. All orders will be shipped via USPS with Delivery Confirmation or FedEx.

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If you are unhappy for any reason, please contact me (Marty) at 702-370-0035. Since most of our items are classified as food items, we can only do returns if we mistakenly sent the wrong item.

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