Marlowe's BBQ Dry Rub

Total Time:
10 min
10 min

11 1/2 cups

  • 3 cups paprika
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups garlic powder
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 cup onion powder
  • 1 cup seasoned salt (recommended: Lowery's)
  • 1/2 cup chili powder
  • 1/2 cup black pepper
  • 1/2 cup Black Magic seasoning, recipe follows
  • This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.
  • Marlowe's Black Magic:
  • 2 cups onion powder
  • 2 cups garlic powder
  • 1 cup cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup white pepper
  • 1/2 cup black pepper
  • 1 cup dried thyme
  • 1 cup dried oregano
  • 2 cups table salt
  • 1 cup paprika
  • 1 cup ground cumin
  • Blend well, cover and store.

  • Remember the dry rub is as important to good BBQ as the sauce. When creating a dry rub you want to add seasonings that will add to the complexity of the flavor without being overpowering. Marlowe's BBQ sauce is sweet with subtle fruit undertones; this dry rub is spicy with a late burn. The 2 together combine with the smoke flavor of the meat to create 1 cohesive unit.

Marlowe's Black Magic:
  • Blend well, cover and store.

  • Black Magic seasoning is an essential part of Southern cuisine and my kitchen is never without it. This seasoning adds extra kick as 1 of the components of Marlowe's BBQ dry rub, but it is also fabulous by itself.

  • Try spicing up your chicken or fish by adding a liberal amount of this seasoning before grilling or pan-frying.

  • Yield: 12 cups

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