Barbecue Spice Mix

  • Serves

    makes About 2 Tablespoons


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.


  • 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


Step 1

Toast paprika, chili powder, crushed red pepper, and black pepper in a small pan over medium heat for about 5 minutes.

Step 2

Pulse in a spice grinder until fine, then add celery salt, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne, and salt.

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