Southwest Lamb Seasoning

I made this Southwest Lamb Seasoning blend up a while ago to play around with some racks of lamb.  I knew the method I wanted to cook the lamb, and I also knew I would need a robust seasoning blend to stand up with my cooking method.

I am so pleased with this seasoning, I use it on many different items now.  It does carry a good “late kick” of heat, so be warned!  I think it works best on meats that you are going to smoke or grill for a longer time, such as a “reverse-seared” steak.  But, I also love tossing with some veggies before grilling, or use it as a sprinkle after cooking to awaken the flavors of a dish.  Enjoy!

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Southwest Lamb Seasoning


  • 1 TBS chipotle powder
  • 1 TBS ancho chili powder
  • 2 TBS smoked paprika
  • 1 TBS kosher salt
  • 1/2 TBS coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 TBS ground coriander
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano


  1. Combine all ingredients and stir until incorporated. Store in an airtight bowl up to 2 months.