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 Beau Monde Seasoning

This blend was the spice used for the original bread dip.  You know the the round of rye?  Not too spicy, this is a flavor that anyone can enjoy anywhere. Use to season meats, vegetables, and sauces.

Ingredients: Black & White Pepper, Kosher Salt, Ground Bay Leaf, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Celery Seed and Cloves.


On a recent trip to New Orleans a few friends and I decided we wanted to immerse ourselves in the flavor of the city.  By the second night, one friend who had a particularly sensitive stomach was worried she would have to prepare for eating only salads and soups, being unable to handle the spicy Cajun and creole dishes. Instead, we asked the concierge of our hotel for some suggestions. He laughed and told us that New Orleans is a city of many flavors. If we were looking to avoid spicy dishes he knew just the thing. That night we dined on meals prepared with Beau Monde Seasoning. Not too spicy, this is a flavor that anyone can enjoy anywhere.


Recipes for our Beau Monde Seasoning


  • 4 lb boneless beef bottom round roast
  • 1 tsp BEAU MONDE seasoning           
  • 2 onions, sliced         
  • 1 ½ cups sliced celery
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped        
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 package baby carrots       
  • 2 potatoes, quartered
  • 1 cup dry red wine or water
  • 1 15 ounce can tomato sauce

Sprinkle roast with Beau Monde.  In  a skillet brown roast on all sides in hot oil over med heat. Add vegetables and garlic to a crockpot and top with the roast. Mix  wine, and tomato sauce, pour it over the roast. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours, until vegetables are tender and roast is cooked. 


Blend thoroughly.  Best when left to sit 1 hour before enjoying.

  Beau Monde Seasoning

Photo Credit: Julie T Cecchini


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