2teaspoonspaprikatry smoked paprika for a slightly different taste!
1.5teaspoonscrushed red pepper flakes
1teaspoonunsweetened cocoa powder
1teaspoonspicy chili flakesOPTIONAL, if you like it spicy!
Mix everything in a bowl, then store in a tightly sealed container in your spice cupboard. I now use a mason jar, which works great.
Shelf life of this seasoning is the same as the shelf life of the spices that you used! My mom has spices in her cupboard from 2007, but I know some people replace theirs every six months! Make your own call on this one.Also of note: I use approximately 3 tablespoons per pound of ground beef, but you should adjust this to your own tastes! Start with 1 or 2, and add more as desired.Try it also in other meats, like pork or chicken, and you can even use it for flavouring beans or lentils!