Santa Maria Seasoning

Santa Maria Seasoning
Santa Maria Seasoning
Santa Maria Seasoning Santa Maria Seasoning
101070 001
Net Weight:
3.7 oz
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Developed to celebrate California’s Santa Maria style of barbecue, our Santa Maria Seasoning is bursting with flavor and ready to get to work. We wanted to retain the traditional blend of garlic, salt, and pepper; the garlic is mellow and sweet against the resinous heat from black pepper. To mimic the coastal red oak fire of a Santa Maria barbecue, we used smoked oak salt, cold smoked for hours to absorb loads of woody flavor. We blend our Santa Maria Seasoning in small batches in our facility, so we can provide our customers with the freshest and most flavorful seasonings possible.

Barbecue in Santa Maria, a beach town not quite half-way between Los Angeles and San Francisco on California’s Highway 1, came into being in the mid-1800s. Before this was wine country, it was ranch land, and occasionally the vaqueros—Mexican cowboys—that worked the ranches would hold fiestas that were open to the public. The founding of the Santa Maria Club in 1920, with its own barbecue pit in the back that fed a hungry crowd once a month, turned the barbecue into a formal institution. Making use of the clean-burning coastal live oak trees that grow readily in that region, Santa Maria barbecue chefs originally cooked top sirloin for up to 700 people each month. In the 1950s a Santa Maria butcher turned a bottom sirloin cut called the tri-tip—thin, lean, and flavorful—into the region’s preferred cut.


Tips From Our Kitchen


Our Santa Maria Seasoning is terrific on cuts of meat that will cook relatively quickly, like thinner cuts of steak. Because of the salt content we don’t recommend it for low-and-slow cooking that would require repeated applications of seasoning. It would be wonderful rubbed onto pork chops or sausage, or mixed into butter and melted onto a grilled London broil. Toss on chicken breast or fish, but this blend can be pungent so use sparingly at first, particularly on lighter meats. Add a finishing touch to hearty oven fries by tossing in Santa Maria Seasoning when they’re still hot from the oven, and bonus! The flaked salt gives great crunch. Use this blend on vegetables; serve on steamed green beans after tossing in butter, or sprinkle over the opened leaves of a steamed artichoke, and serve with lemon wedges.

Our Santa Maria Seasoning contains salt, black pepper, and garlic.


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g



Total Carbohydrate1.2g0%

Dietary Fiber0.4g2%

Total Sugars0.0g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g


Vitamin D0mcg0%




*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more accuracy, testing is advised.

4.4 out of 5
9 total ratings.

Ronald L. (Verified buyer) 09/29/2020
Awesome for Tri Tip Great for any grilled steak, chop or roast. Perfect for Tri Tip roasted on the grill!! Don't be shy with it! Great flavor.

John P. (Verified buyer) 08/31/2020
Santa Maria Seasoning Outstanding! Great on Brisket.

Jerry R. (Verified buyer) 08/03/2020
I have used Spice's inc I have used Spice's inc products and have always been happy with the products ordered. Have always fount Spice's inc to be of the best quality and the service has always been the best,

David B. (Verified buyer) 08/01/2020
Great seaoning Although I got this seasoning primarily for beef, I’ve been using it for chicken and even vegetables too. I’m really glad that I tried it.

JIM I. (Verified buyer) 03/24/2019
Super Seasoning we use this verse-able seasoning on several dishes two favorites are one, fried potatoes sprinkle the Santa Maria season over the potatoes while cooking in a cask iron pan, two work the SM into thick NY strips let sit for 1-2 hrs bring out of refrigerator 20 mins before grilling, try it you be HAPPY!

Renee L. (Verified buyer) 03/15/2019
Great service I received my order in a timely manner. The spices taste fantastic. Thank you much!

Carrie S. (Verified buyer) 11/26/2020
Santa Maria A must have in the pantry!

Matthew T. (Verified buyer) 06/24/2019
Santa Maria Seasoning The taste is awesome but the peppercorns in the mix are ground too large. They are not pleasant to bite into. A smaller grind would make this seasoning a five.

laura h. (Verified buyer) 03/05/2021
Santa Maria Seasoning It was okay, nothing special.