This Magic Dust Rub, also known a Magic Dust Seasoning, is the perfect combination of spices to make a barbecue seasoning out of this world delicious.
No matter what kind of barbecue you are making, chances are you are looking for the perfect barbecue seasoning that will make the flavors pop. This Magic Dust Rub is the ideal barbecue seasoning to whip up whenever you plan to eat some classic barbecue food.
Never heard of Magic Dust before? It was invented by Mike Mills - an award-winning pitmaster from Illinois. Let me tell you, this rub works great for pulled pork, chicken, or any other meats that you plan on grilling, smoking, or even slow cooking this summer. It’s the perfect mix of sweet and spicy to create a delicious smoky flavor no matter how you use it.
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This recipe will make about 2-½ cups of seasoning mix - or about 20 ounces. You can grab a bunch of 2-ounce spice jars and make some awesome gifts for friends and neighbors!
- kosher salt - fine
- granulated sugar
- ground mustard
- chili powder
- ground cumin
- black pepper
- granulated garlic
I like to purchase my herbs and spices in bulk because I save a lot of money that way. You can find them in your local club store or online. I have listed some of my favorite items to use when making seasoning mixes - including jars. Check out the Homemade Spice Mixes and Rubs list in my Amazon Shop.
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How to Make Magic Dust Rub Seasoning
- Whisk together all seasonings in a large mixing bowl.
- Store in a covered jar or air-tight plastic container for up to 1 year.
More Homemade Seasoning Mix Ideas
If you like making your own homemade spice blends, you'll want to check out our other popular recipes:
- Cowboy Steak Rub Recipe (above)
- Homemade Italian Seasoning
- Easy Basil Salt with Printable Label
- Mediterranean Seasoning
If you like making your own condiments, you might like to check out this recipe for Cherry BBQ Sauce or irresistible Cowboy Butter, both of which are amazing for grilling season. Marlowe's Black Magic Seasoning is a version of Magic Dust that you might also want try.
How to Use Magic Dust Seasoning
📋 Magic Dust Rub
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Magic Dust Seasoning Mix
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- ½ cup paprika
- ¼ cup fine kosher salt
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons ground mustard
- ¼ cup chili powder
- ¼ cup ground cumin
- 2 tablespoons black pepper
- ¼ cup granulated garlic
- 2 tablespoons cayenne
- Add all of the seasonings to a bowl and mix gently with a fork or whisk.½ cup paprika, ¼ cup fine kosher salt, ¼ cup granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons ground mustard, ¼ cup chili powder, ¼ cup ground cumin, 2 tablespoons black pepper, ¼ cup granulated garlic, 2 tablespoons cayenne
- Store in a covered jar or air-tight plastic container for up to 1 year after preparation.
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