This creation came about because of our love of all things robust, smoky, and sweet. It’s dark and mysterious, and is a perfect compliment for beef and wild game. We crafted this blend to highlight the deep flavors of molasses and coffee that compliment one another so well. The Black blend is all-natural, gluten-free, and has no additives just like the rest of our seasonings.
This is a really special blend to us, as it is a big departure from our other spice blends. We recommend trying this spice blend for a unique flavor unlike anything else on the market. It’s a mind-blowing way to elevate flavor on anything you cook.
What Does the Black Blend Taste Like?
The spice blend starts with simple ingredients. We use pure cane and brown sugar to get the perfect balance of sweetness and flavor, then add 100% pure coffee. Coffee’s rich flavor is further enhanced by the addition of molasses. A touch of paprika adds smokiness and sharpens the bold sweetness from the sugars and the coffee richness.
On its own, the blend is bright and very obviously sweet. Something magical happens when this spice is used to flavor burgers. Burgers take on a caramel-like flavor with a smoky, sweet flavor. This spice sears very well. It’s something very different, but give it a try and the Black Blend from the Bearded Butchers will quickly become one of your all-time favorites.
Recipe Ideas with our Black Seasoning Blend
Smoked Pork Belly
Thick slabs of pork belly, liberally coated with the Black blend, then slow smoked are an absolute treat. It’s like the most sinfully delicious bacon you’ve ever tasted. Try it with rice and soy sauce for an Asian-inspired meal.
Black & Blue Bison Burgers
This is one of our absolute favorite burgers at home. Mix the Black blend with fresh-ground bison. Mix crumbled blue cheese into the meat, then roll into balls or patties. If you are using a griddle, use a burger press and make smash burgers. The surface of the burger will sear, keeping the cheese from melting out. For extra flavor, add more blue cheese after the last flip.
Barbecue Beef Ribs
Beef ribs benefit from the Black blend in simply magical ways. Beef ribs cook quickly. There just isn’t much meat there. But the Black blend caramelizes beautifully and gives the meat a lip-smacking sweet coating.
Black Baked Beans
Here is an easy way to take your favorite baked bean recipe to a new level. Simply add the black to the cooking mixture and be amazed at the way the sweet flavors and smokiness enhance the flavor of baked beans.
Take a Chance, Try the Black Blend
If the Black blend doesn’t seem like your sort of thing, give it a try because you'll be surprised. Even customers who admit they don’t like coffee find this blend to be amazing. It’s best for meats that flavor well with sweet flavors. It’s particularly wonderful on wild game, and it’s even versatile enough to use on a steak. Dark and robust, the Bearded Butcher Blend Seasoning Black is a mysterious must-have for your spice rack.
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