The Ultimate Magic Dust Rub

This is one of my favorite seasoning rubs for ribs and pork roasts. It has so many earthy flavors but is tempered by a little sweet from the sugar. This is enough rub for a large cookout. So if you have several racks of ribs or a couple pork butts to throw on the smoker, then try this one out.

The Ultimate Magic Dust Rub

Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Rubs
Cuisine: American BBQ
Servings: 2 Cups

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup paprika (not smoked)
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup mild chili powder
  • 1/4 cup coarse salt
  • 3 tablespoons cumin powder
  • 2 tablespoons coarse ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dry mustard powder
  • 1 tablespoon granulated onion
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne (use less if preferred)
  • 2 teaspoons dried savory

Instructions

  • Combine ingredients in a medium bowl making sure to work out any clumps from the sugar and mustard powder. Use immediately.
  • Store any unused rub in an air tight container in the cupboard for up to 6 months after preparation. Make sure to check on it every once in a while as brown sugar tends to dry out. Give it a good stir and reseal.
  • Remember to discard any remaining rub that has come into contact raw meat.

Looking for more ideas? See my list of the best BBQ Pork Rib Rubs.