Magic Dust

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by bassman, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Does anyone here use Magic Dust? I just made up bag of it now I need ideas what to use it on. It sure smells good. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What's the recipe and I'll see if I can come up with something [​IMG]
     
  3. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ingredients:
    • 1/2 cup paprika
    • 1/4 cup kosher salt, finely ground
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 2 tablespoons mustard powder
    • 1/4 cup chili powder
    • 1/4 cup ground cumin
    • 2 tablespoons ground black pepper
    • 1/4 cup granulated garlic
    • 2 tablespoons cayenne
    This is from the Peace Love & Barbecue site. My recipe says to make it spicier, use 1/4 C black pepper and 1/4 cup dry mustard instead of 2 tablespoons each. I only increased to 3 tablespoons.
     
  4. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well, that sounds good. Given the way I prepped the butt today, this would be very good as well I think. Plus, it will give it a good bark.

    Might be good to sprinkle on some burgers either before or after they go on.

    I like heat so I'll have to mix up a batch and try it on some stuff. Thanks for the info [​IMG]
     
  5. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i would go for the butt /shoulder or i have one like this and have added a little to burger mix it in and use it to dust them while there smoken.
     
  6. This is Miike Mills' Magic Dust, and I've used it for my last couple of pork smokes.

    I think is is very good for ribs. I like to experiment, so I'll try others, but until I find something better it will be my standard rub for ribs.

    Didn't seem to provide the depth of flavor that I like for butts, however. Just didn't seem to permeate the meat.

    You won't go wrong using it, and maybe adding a bit of spice.
     
  7. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I like it on everything, and add a little more cumin for beef.
     
  8. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the suggestions, folks. I guess it must be some good stuff if Smokebuzz uses it on everything. I think I'll make up a batch of chili and sprinkle some on that. [​IMG]
     
  9. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I make per the directions, some times use jalapano powder instead of cayanne. i just mix in what ever feels good for the meat i'm cooking at the time, it's a great base or as is.
     
  10. jamesb

    jamesb Smoking Fanatic

    With the cumin and Chile powder, I think it would be a natural for anything beef, but that's just me.
     
  11. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I've had Magic Dust before, but it never had any of those ingredients in it.. at least not the '60's version...[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] we'd sprinkle it and smoke it.. vs. smoking with it..[​IMG] .. I <tic tic> still get <tic> some flashbacks <tic tic> from it too...[​IMG]

    lol
    Pops §§
     
  12. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I remember that party............I think.[​IMG]
     
  13. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I used about a half teaspoon on a bowl of chili last night and it really woke up the flavor! It gave the chili a little heat without being overpowering. Guess I'll be trying it on a lot of things now. Thanks for the input.

    Pops and Cman, it you each snort a heaping teaspoon of this stuff, it'll cure you of whatever images you have of the past![​IMG]
     
  14. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    dont think for 1 minute Mr Mills coffed up the real recipe for his Magic Dust,but after eating at his resterant in ILL., my mom has got it just about nailed down, i still belive it is good on everything, GREAT on a rack of BB ribs.
     
  15. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    magic dust is in 1 of my MANY shackers that sit on the counter-tis some good stuff.
     
  16. smoke freak

    smoke freak StickBurners

    Use as is on pork. Leave out the sugar and use on beef.
     
  17. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I am thinking that is a LOT of cumin. Does it overpower the rest? Does it give a bowl-of-chili spin on things?
     
  18. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    With all the other spices, I didn't notice that the cumin was overpowering. If fact, I didn't even think of it until you mentioned it.
     
  19. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I backed off at first on the cumin-slowly took it up there-and no not to much-made another batch today-ribs are coated with the stuff-on th grill-jerky in the smoker.by the way.
     
  20. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Okay, thanks desert. You too Bassman for the recipe- gonna try it.
     

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