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DIY Seasoning Mixes for Slow Cooker Meals

A delicious list of DIY seasoning mixes for slow cooker meals of any preference.

Slow Cooker meals are the bees knees in any season. Our household is filled with kids and chores and this time of year, Spring cleaning, garden bed planning and fresh air intake – most importantly. I typically do not want to spend a ton of time over the stove cooking. Recipes that have you put it all in and turn it on just to return to a warm, cozy and fulfilling meal is right up my alley. Yours too?  We’ve got the right content for you…read on!

diy seasoning mixes for slow cooker meals

DIY Seasoning Mixes for Pork Recipes

diy seasoning mixes pork

Pulled Pork

This will give you a tangy, smoky, delicious pulled pork to top a bun, mac & cheese or eat just as it is. 

  • 1/2 cup smoked paprika
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder
  • Two tablespoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • Two tablespoons chipotle chili pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • One tablespoon dry mustard


Pork Roast

A deeply herb flavored and savory pork roast using this mix is guaranteed to warm the bellies in your home.

  • 4 large cloves garlic – quartered
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • A touch of ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon lemon peel zest


Pork Tenderloin

A juicy pork tenderloin seasoned and ready to slice and serve right out of the slow cooker.

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika 
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 5 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1/2 tablespoon Italian seasoning


DIY Seasoning Mixes for Chicken Recipes


diy seasoning mixes for chicken


Carolina Style Pulled Chicken

A little southern tang for your tongue! Top this with some coleslaw or pickles and you’ve got yourself one delicious treat.

  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1- 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1- 1/2 teaspoons hot sauce 
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper


Homemade Ranch Seasoned Chicken

Skip the store bought and opt for this homemade ranch seasoning to top your chicken and make it a creamy delight.

  • 1/2 cup buttermilk powder
  • 1 Tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon dried chives


Tuscan Style Chicken Sauce – Definitely add pasta

A refreshing and smooth tuscan style seasoning to add to your chicken and pasta dish to wow your taste buds.

  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth 
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup chopped drained oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes with herbs
  • 8 ounce package cream cheese, cut into cubes, softened (8 oz)
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (4 oz)
  • 1 package fresh baby spinach leaves (5 oz)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


DIY Seasoning Mixes for Beef Recipes


diy seasoning mixes for beef


Shredded Beef Tacos (Recommended chuck roast)

A seasoning worth writing home about- replace that pre-packaged taco seasoning with this and you’ll never go back.

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • A pinch or two of salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 diced jalapeno pepper
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 medium diced yellow onion
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced


Korean Beef

Use this mix to spice up your beef and then top rice or noodles with it. It will give you a foodie experience worth mentioning- or making again and again.

  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha
  • Green onions and sesame seeds for finishing


Cuban Shredded Beef

Don’t forget the fresh lime and cilantro to finish off the recipe this mix is used for. It’s everything you’ve been craving!

  •  1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies
  • 2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
  •  1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  •  2 tablespoons tomato paste
  •  1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  •  2 teaspoons dried oregano
  •  1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  •  1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons salt


DIY Seasoning Mixes for Vegetable Recipes


diy seasoning mixes for veggies


Seasonal Vegetable Soup

Use this mix to coat all of your favorite veggies and make a hearty and nutritional soup for your bowl and even for the week!

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce 
  • 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


Herb Roasted Potatoes

This mix is a blend of herbs that pair so well with potatoes. In the slow cooker they will come out perfectly delicious.

  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


Roasted Root Veggies

Packed with all the good stuff- root vegetables are yummy and nutritious. Use this mix to amplify the flavor! (Parsnips-carrots-sweet potatoes and more)

  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. salt


diy seasoning mixes


Ditch the store bought mixes that typically have lots of preservatives and sodium packed in.

Use some of these healthier and more flavorful seasoning mixes to enhance the flavors of your slow cooker dishes.

Mix in, turn on and let it do it’s magic. Then, enjoy your DIY mixes and recipes. 

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