Creativity In Using Seasonings Outside Their Intended Purpose


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    Meat Hacks: Creativity In Using Seasonings Outside Their Intended Purpose

    Can I use a seasoning for a use besides what it says on the label? Watch the full video, read the highlights here, and then post your comments or questions below.

    Using Seasonings Outside Their Intended Purpose - Be Creative

    Just because a seasoning is a labeled as a snack stick seasoning, doesn’t mean that you cannot use it for something else like summer sausage or jerky. Be creative and don’t be afraid to use a seasoning for something other than what is was originally developed for. For example, if you really like the Sriracha Flavored Snack Stick Seasoning, but you would prefer making summer sausage or jerky, there is nothing wrong with using the snack stick seasoning in a different product like summer sausage or jerky.

    So if you like the sound of a certain seasoning flavor, but it’s not labeled for the meat snack you wanted to make, don’t be afraid to still try it out and use it in any type of meat snack!

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