Mike Mills Magic Dust Rub

Mike Mills' Magic Dust Rub

How to make Mike Mills and 17th Street Bar and Grill Magic Dust Barbecue Seasoning. Adapted from "Peace, Love, And Barbecue."

A mix of different types of hot sauce, spices, and vegetables. It's a great go-to BBQ sauce recipe, but it can be modified to your liking. This copycat recipe for Mike Mills and 17th Street Magic Dust is easy to make and tastes just like the original.


The 17th Street Bar and Grill is known for their magic dust barbecue. To make the barbecue rub you will need the following:

Mike Mills' Magic Dust Rub 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 

Cooking Directions

Mix all ingredients and store in a tightly covered container. To make it a little more hot and spicy, increase the mustard powder and black pepper to 1/2 cup each.

Makes about 2 1/2 cups