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Makes about ½ cup

Make a double batch and keep this spicy-sweet blend on hand for all grilled meats and vegetables.

June 2020


  • ¼ cup smoked paprika

  • 2 Tbsp. light brown sugar

  • 2 tsp. chili powder

  • 2 tsp. garlic powder

  • 1½ tsp. cayenne pepper

Recipe Preparation

  • Whisk paprika, brown sugar, chili powder, garlic powder, and cayenne in a small bowl to combine.

  • Do ahead: Seasoning can be made 1 month ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.

Recipe by Kurt Evans

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I've used this product for 8 years on all, and I mean all steaks, and pork chops, eggs, etc. and everyone tells me, especially the steaks, that they are the best steaks they have ever had. Of course I use good quality steaks but before I used Santa Maria style seasoning they were only Ok. Now, they're the best. Very very good product. Thank you for such a great product. David, central Oregon.

The Best

We use this on everything. It makes everything taste better.

Great on Steaks or Burgers!!

Suzy Q spices are the very best we won't BBQ without them it just isn't the same!!

Excellent on a steak

Best steak ever with Susie Q's original Santa Maria V. Style seasoning .

#1 seasoning

We've used this seasoning for as long as I can remember. the very best.

Don't Cook without It!

We've been Suzie Q seasoning since being offered to the public. We're no longer living in Santa Maria lived in Santa from ཿ to ག along with our daughters in San Antonio and Washing D.C. My wife and the girls use it in everything (matter of fact these's some on the Thanksgiving bird being cooked as I type). It's use it in chili, soups, eggs, veggies, fish and of course the new found cut of meat in the Austin to San Antonio area due to all us Cali transplants to Texas the Tritip.

Best seasoning
Best Seasoning Ever

Have been using this for many years. It is good on everything.


Susie Q seasoning is like magic! Everything you sprinkle it on instantly becomes delicious! I have no doubt that it would even make my flip flops taste great.

Great stuff! !!

We have introduced this product to our whole Texas family. we order and share. Best seasoning for everything! !

Best seasoning

Best seasoning on the west coast. You , can use the seasoning on basically everything. I'm a Lifer with Susie q seasoning.. I got a lot of people hooked on this product in San Diego. They would always want me to bring some back to San Diego after visiting Santa Maria.

Can't run my kitchen without it

Lived in Santa Maria for 10 years - won't use any other rub still. Absolutely the best for chicken and beef in any recipe.

The best on the planet!

Susie Q's has the best Santa Maria Seasoning on the planet! I put it on everything but my cereal . Brad from So. CA.


I put the Santa Maria seasoning on everything. It is my go to! I make some baked wedge fries with olive oil, chili powder, paprika and Santa Maria seasoning and they are the bomb. Been using it for about 10 years.

Great Seasoning

This seasoning not only adds great flavor to any meat (pork, beef, poultry, fish, etc.) but brings out more of the flavor of the product that it goes on. I add it to my eggs (scrambled, over easy, Omelets), some soups, etc. Don't ever stop making this product!

The Best Seasoning Ever

I've been ordering this Original Santa Maria Valley Style Seasoning ever since I discovered it at a Winery in Paso Robles, CA. I travel all around the country and am So happy I always have access to this amazing seasoning. There is no other like it!!

Can't Cook Without It

In 1997, while visiting our son at Vandenberg AFB in CA, we heard about the fantastic BBQ in Santa Maria. While there, we also discovered Susie Q's fantastic Santa Maria seasoning and were immediately sold on it! Since then our kitchen is never without it. We have moved a lot and no matter where we are Santa. Maria seasoning is easily available on line.


The BEST seasoning by far I have ever been introduced to. I live in AZ so I have to order it online because I can't find it in any store here, but it is worth it!! I use it on every meat and vegetable I cook!!

Don't go in the kitchen without it !

I've been using & sharing this amazing seasoning for at least 25 years if not longer. It has the ability to enhance everything that comes out of your kitchen, any meat, poultry, fish, vegetables,even grilled bread. Can't imagine no Susie Q , I'm totally a huge promoter, just want everyone I know to have happy taste buds.

We use it on almost everything.

Been seasoning with SuziQ's for almost 30 years. My family can't live without it now.

Okies Love It

Discovered Susie Q's from a California friend who introduced us to Tri-Tip roasts. We love the blend and use it on many things we cook on the ranch

Taste Good on Everything

We lived in Santa Maria for almost 18 years and we have not found a seasoning that is any better. it tastes good on everything. Even scramble eggs.

An awesome referral

A fellow BBQ enthusiast and user recommended this product with the absolute highest praise and said "here's nothing you can't use it on". I agree. Used it this weekend when it arrived on chicken. Added it to stuffed peppers and added it to a cheese omelet tonight. It was a great referral and has become a staple for me going forward. Thanks!


We moved to Utah from Orcutt and Susie Q is what we miss the most! Whenever we go back or some one comes this way it's the one thing that has to come back to Utah! It's just simply the best. on anything!

Won't cook without it

Susie Q original is overall the only season I use it makes evert hung taste wonderful

Love it!

Best on steaks. and everything else!

Can't cook without it

I've been using the original seasoning for many years. Nothing tastes as good without it. We get compliments on how tasty the meat is. Recently when we couldn't get Susie q's I tried something else that had high marks, but I thought it was horrible. Susie's isn't cheap, but it sure makes your food tastes great.

Thank you from Eugene Oregon

Still the best after 30 years. Go Ducks and Go Righetti Warriors

Been buying it for years!

Love this seasoning! Use it on steaks, burgers, chicken, potatoes. anything!

Always the Best

Everything good we remember about Santa Maria. Will probably try some of your other products.


No BBQ is complete without Susie Q's!


No BBQ is complete without Susie Q's!

Essential seasoning

When we lived in Santa Maria, CA we discovered Susie Q's. Since then it has been the essential seasoning on most of our food. We can only get it online in AZ, so when friends or family go to the Central Coast they must bring us back several jars. We cannot cook without it!

Addicted to this stuff

Lived in Santa Barbara Ca for most of my life. Santa Maria was 60 miles away and loved the Santa Maria bar be qued tri tip. We retired in Oregon and couldn't find the Suzy Q in Oregon. I tried others and they weren't the same. Now I order in the Suzy Q and all is good in the universe. This is good stuff.

Easy Marinated & Roasted Portobello Mushrooms

Portobello mushrooms have not always been such a go-to food of mine as they are now. Perhaps I didn’t quite know what to do with them to bring the best out in them. Learning that they are a “superfood” motivated me to find a way to make them irresistibly delicious and incorporate them into my repertoire of veggie dishes. The meaty and juicy texture of a portobello mushroom cap satiates any cravings for something brown and shaped like a filet mignon or the desire to cut your entree with a knife!

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The nutritional benefits of portobello mushrooms are many: 1 cup of sliced portobello contains only 42 calories, 1 gram of fat, 5 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber, and only 12 grams of sodium. You can also get 31% of your daily selenium, 30% of your daily copper, 18% of your daily phosphorus and potassium, in addition to iron, magnesium, manganese, calcium, zinc, niacin and riboflavin. Yes the list goes on—they also provide pantothenic acid, folate, choline, B6 and B1 and various antioxidants. Unlike many other foods, the antioxidant levels are not destroyed by the cooking process.

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Whatever you’d like to call them—portobellos and portobellas and criminis—they are all the same thing, except that criminis are the smaller, younger version of the mature portobellos, which are about 4 – 6″ in diameter.

OK, so you know why you should be eating them! The simplest way to make these little powerhouses is to marinate them and roast them in the oven…

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Easy Marinated & Roasted Portobello Mushrooms


  • 3 or 4 portobello mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic (I like even more)
  • 1 chopped shallot
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chopped fresh herbs: parsley, thyme, basil, rosemary (if not fresh, dried will do)


  • 1) Clean mushroom with a damp cloth and remove stems. You can keep the stems and chop them up and cook them, if desired. Place mushrooms in a ziploc bag.
  • 2) In a measuring cup, combine marinade ingredients and whisk together.
  • 3) Pour the marinade in the ziploc bag and gently distribute it in and around the mushrooms. Lay flat for about 30 minutes to an hour. to even 2 hours. You can even leave them in the marinade for 6 hours if you want! Flip the bag occasionally.
  • 4) With tongs, gently remove mushrooms and lay in a baking sheet sprayed with non-stick oil.
  • 5) Roast in an oven of 400 degrees for 10 minutes and then flip and roast for another 10 minutes.
  • 6) Serve as is, entree or side dish, using any leftover marinade as a sauce or slice into strips.
  • 7) Drizzle with Balsamic vinegar reduction or an oil & vinegar dressing.

Portobello mushrooms are very versatile—there are so many ways to use them in juicy, meaty, delicious ways:

1) stuff or sprinkle with bread crumbs and nutritional yeast

2) stack with slices of eggplant and roasted peppers

4) make it the “burger” in a toasted bun with avocado, lettuce, tomato, pickles and thousand island dressing

5) top with chopped tomatoes and melted shredded vegan mozzarella cheese

6) slice them and top a salad of mixed greens and arugula

7) toss with sautéed kale or string beans

8) put them on the barbecue grill but they give off some juices so be aware

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Whatever You're Eating.

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