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Memphis is one of the great barbecue cities of the U.S., as evidenced by this delicious blend of spices, which we learned from a master of the pit, Twillard Mayweather.

Barbecue Spice Mix Barbecue Spice Mix
Dry rubs have their place in the barbecue pantheon, but this tantalizing blend of spices mixes nicely in a marinade.
Yield: makes About 2 Tablespoons


  • 1 Tbsp. paprika
  • 14 tsp. chili powder
  • 12 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 14 tsp. black pepper
  • 12 tsp. celery salt
  • 18 tsp. garlic powder
  • 18 tsp. onion powder
  • 18 tsp. cayenne
  • 14 tsp. salt


  1. Toast paprika, chili powder, crushed red pepper, and black pepper in a small pan over medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  2. Pulse in a spice grinder until fine, then add celery salt, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne, and salt.