Five Spices You Need In Your Kitchen

Alamo City Moms is happy to partner with Bolner’s Fiesta Brand® to share more about their spices and seasonings with our readers. This is a sponsored post. 

If you had to choose only five Bolner’s Fiesta Brand® spices or seasonings to sit in your pantry, what would they be? We understand the difficulty of this question. Perhaps asking you to describe the meaning of life would be easier! But alas, we at Bolner’s Fiesta Brand have come up with our top five must-haves for diverse and delicious cooking that will add extra flavor to your weekly repertoire.

5. Lemon Pepper 
Sometimes you need a citrus-y twist in your weeknight cooking—and Lemon Pepper provides just that! With a traditional salt and pepper base, our Lemon Pepper adds a subtle tangy zing that complements your fish, chicken, or vegetables. To distract your kids while dinner is cooking, pour a little on the counter and watch their mouth pucker as they have fun tasting this blend. After all, it’s how all of the Bolner kids were occupied in the kitchen while growing up!

4. Chili Powder 
Made with a blend of ground chili pods, garlic, onion, and other Mexican spices, our Chili Powder doesn’t only create a killer pot of chili. Add a Tablespoon (or more!) to just about any soup, stew, slow cooker meal, pot of beans, enchilada sauce, or your favorite taco meat for a rich, yet subtle hint of the South. Of course, our Chili Powder is also your one-stop shop for a delicious pot of incredibly easy chili. With the cooler weather peeking over the horizon, keep a jar of Chili Powder on hand to spice up your next Southern-inspired dish!

3. Garlic Powder 
Sometimes all your food needs is a little sprinkle of garlic. We are proud to say that our Garlic Powder is a product of the good ol’ USA, and we accept nothing but the best into our warehouse. Many recipes that we are familiar with call for only a few cloves of garlic. Often, this forgotten ingredient is easily bypassed at your local grocery store (not to mention, it’s a pain to peel and chop). While nothing is a perfect replacement for fresh garlic, our dehydrated garlic is the next best thing. Generally, ¼ teaspoon of Garlic Powder equals the flavor of about two cloves of fresh garlic. Although it doesn’t seem like much, the flavors of dehydrated garlic definitely pack a punch, and with this jar of our Garlic Powder in your spice cabinet, you can ensure that you always have some on hand!

2. Fajita Seasoning 
Not making fajitas? No problem! Our Fajita Seasoning is another diverse and delicious seasoning that has withstood the test of time. With bold flavors of salt, black pepper, garlic, and onion, our Fajita Seasoning is a modern era salt and pepper replacement. Add a sprinkle (or capful) to any dish for enhanced flavor. Also boasting a combination of tenderizers, Fajita Seasoning helps create tender and juicy cuts of your favorite meat. Delicious on chicken, beef, pork, vegetables, in stews, casseroles, and soups, this is one of our most diverse seasonings. Be the hero at your next gathering by adding a sprinkle to your favorite guacamole.

While the original version of Fajita Seasoning the most popular, we also offer fun twists on our beloved classic with our Salt-Free, Mesquite, Chicken, and Southwest Fajita Seasonings as well. Check them all out here. 

If you don’t have Fajita Seasoning in your cabinet yet, here are a few similar alternatives that you may enjoy:

  • Hamburger Deluxe has the same great flavors at Fajita Seasoning but does not contain the tenderizer.
  • If you love the Fajita Seasoning but would prefer a little more chunk, try our Garlic Pepper!

1. Uncle Chris’ Gourmet Steak Seasoning 
A fan favorite, Uncle Chris’ Gourmet Steak Seasoning was brought to life by our very own Uncle Chris. This delicious spice blend is the perfect combination of garlic, onion, salt, pepper, and other dehydrated vegetables with hints of butter and lemon zest that will turn even the simplest dish into a masterpiece. While labeled as “steak” seasoning, we like to consider this the ultimate “all purpose” seasoning. From the best cut of beef on the pit to pan-seared fish, all the way to oven-roasted vegetables, Uncle Chris’ is guaranteed to make all of your food taste delicious!

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