Product code: BERBR1
African aromatic hot spice blend

Berbere African Nomadic Spice of the Shepherds

From Ethiopia and Eretria, comes this exotic spice blend foreign to most Western palates. Featuring rare Ajwain seeds, it's used to season the various lentil stews of the region called "wats" and is also used as a rub on chicken and lamb. Try Berbere the next time you make lentil soup and turn the ordinary into something to remember. Try this recipe as a quick and easy meal idea:

Berbere Chicken Burgers with Goat's Cheese

You will need:

1 large egg
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp Nature Kitchen Berbere Spice Blend
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
Pinch of kosher salt
1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into large chunks
2 oz prosciutto
4 burger buns
4 oz log chevre (goats cheese)


1. Heat the grill to medium and oil the grates or coat with a cooking spray. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, garlic powder, berbere, black pepper and salt and set aside.

2. In a food processor, combine the chicken and prosciutto. Pulse until the meat is well chopped but still chunky (about 10 seconds total). Scrape the sides of the bowl and pulse again if any large pieces remain unchopped. Transfer the meat to the bowl with the egg mixture, then mix well. Form the meat into 4 loose patties. They will be moist and won't hold together very well. 

3. Use a spatula to carefully place the burgers onto the grill and cook, covered, for 4-5 minutes. Flip the burgers (they should be firm enough to move quite easily now) and cook for another 4-5 minutes, or until a thermometer reads 165 degrees F at the center of the burgers.

4. Top each burger with a quarter of the cheese, then serve on the bun.

Nutrition Facts  
Serv.  Size:  1 TEASPOON FULL FOR TWO SERVINGS  (10 g) ,  
Servings:  6,  Amount  Per  Serving:  Calories  40, 
Fat Cal. 15, 
Total Fat  1.5g  (2% DV), 
Sat. Fat  0g  (0% DV), 
Trans Fat 0g, 
Cholest.  0mg  (0% DV), 
Sodium  790mg  (33% DV), 
Total Carb.  7g  (2% DV), 
Fiber 4g (16% DV), 
Sugars <1g, 
Protein  1 g, 
Vitamin A (20% DV), 
Vitamin C (2% DV), 
Calcium (4% DV), 
Iron (10% DV). 
Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


Vegetarian & Vegan friendly.
All of our products are blended in an area containing nuts & seeds



Write a review and let shoppers know what you think of this product.

Nigel Beckett from Oxford -

I was a bit dubious about using this but it came as part of a birthday hamper. Having tried it (On chicken) I will never go back. It was a surprising and very welcome addition to a meal that could be a bit bland. I have already had to re order and will be making sure I keep it handy.

Jim from Hayle -

Love this blend, makes a simple lentil stew into something magical! Thank you Nature Kitchen

Zoe from Manchester -

Have bought from you before and love the flavours of your spice seasonings, I use them on everything! Liked the look of this recipe, so thought I'd give it a try ... was not disappointed! Was delicious, will be making this again. Brilliant product and service is always very good.

Brand Nature Kitchen
Condition New
Product Code BERBR1
Weight 0.05kg