BBQ: Magic Dust

"Magic Dust" is just that, magic.  This paprika based dry rub is the default preparation for just about any meat, from pork to chicken or beef (probably wouldn't work so well with lamb however).


  • 1/2 cup of paprika
  • 1/4 cup of freshly ground salt
  • 1/4 cup of raw, unprocessed sugar
  • 1/3 cup of cumin
  • 3 tablespoons of mustard powder
  • 3 tablespoons of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup of garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons of cayenne
  • 1 tablespoon of chilli powder
  • 2 tablespoons of bacon bits (crushed)


Place bacon bits in a mortar and pestle and grind until a fine powder.

Add the remaining ingredients and mix together.

Thats it!