McCormick Pure Ground Black Pepper is an essential spice, beloved around the world, with a place of honor by the stove and on the table. This pantry staple delivers a sharp aroma and kick of earthy heat – perfect for meats, soups and stews. Our ground black pepper always starts with premium, hand-harvested peppercorns. When ground, the deep dark brown to black, deep-set wrinkled peppercorns have an intense woody-piney flavor that is hot and biting to the taste. Add to almost any dish – blend into soups and stews, sprinkle on omelets, salad or vegetables or rub on meat to season it before cooking. Black pepper mellows with cooking which is why the pepper shaker on the table is also a must for perking up your dishes.