Bone Dust BBQ Spice by Ted Reader

Preparation time: 15 Minutes Cooking time: n/a Serves: Makes about 2 1/2 cups


This spice blend is one of my all time favourites. Use it on chicken, beef, pork or toss some into your homemade soup. Experiment with this addition, adding it to suit your own taste.


  • 1/2 cup paprika
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 3 tbsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. ground coriander
  • 2 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp. curry powder
  • 2 tbsp. hot dry mustard
  • 1 tbsp. black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. dried basil
  • 1 tbsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp. cayenne pepper


  1. Mix all the ingredients together. Store in a tightly sealed container away from heat and light.

Makes about 2 1/2 cups

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