Magic Dust Seasoning Recipe

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  • 30 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: Makes 2 cups (serves 16)
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"There's a big shaker of Magic Dust next to the salt and pepper in my own kitchen and at all my restaurants", says Barbecue Legend Mike Mills. "I wish I could figure out a way to attach the bottle to the restaurant tables because, at my restaurants, it's the most frequently stolen item!"

To make it a little more hot and spicy, increase the mustard powder and black pepper to 1/4 cup each.

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup/120 mL paprika
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL kosher salt, finely ground
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL sugar
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL mustard powder
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL chili powder
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL granulated garlic
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL cayenne

How to Make It

1. Mix all ingredients  together and store in a tightly covered container. You'll want to keep some in a shaker next to the grill or stove for easy use.

2. Store in a covered jar or air tight plastic container for up to 1 year after preparation. This rub can be used on beef, chicken, pork, fish, seafood, and vegetables.