Hand Blended Devil’s Dust

May 29, 2014

Want to add a QUICK kick to your meals? Well, this DIY for Hand Blended Devil’s Dust is GUARANTEED to help SPICE up your meats! It’s the perfect blend for Summer BBQs and all-around grilling! Add as little or as much as you fancy to HEAT your BBQ!

Have you ever stopped to think of how MUCH you pay for Blended Grilling Spices? I sure have! About a year ago, I was on a QUEST to save a few pennies here and there. I stopped to think of what Household items or even Grocery items I might rally to save money on.

Devil's Dust Hand Blended Spice


One of the things I found as I was making my list of cutbacks happened to be Blended Spices. How RIDICULOUS the amount was. I had to ask, “WHY am I spending this on something I could DIY??”

So thus began the Saga of my Hand Blending. It’s so SIMPLE and EASY to do. I can make batches as I see fit, as LARGE or SMALL as I like.


Hand Blended Devil’s Dust

  • ½ cups Hungarian Paprika
  • ¼ cups Chili Powder
  • 4 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Sea Salt
  • 2 Tablespoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Ground Coriander
  • 2 Tablespoons Ground Mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons Curry Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Garlic Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Onion Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Mesquite Spice
  • 1 Tablespoon Cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Cayenne Pepper flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon Basil
  • ½ Tablespoon Thyme
  • ½ Tablespoon Oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon Cayenne powder

1.  Combine all the ingredients
2.  Place in an airtight container
3.  Store in a cool, dry place

Dust meat  before placing in oven, grilling, or cooking to taste


This fabulous DIY will store very well in a cool, dry place. If you would like to increase the batch but are concerned with storage time, place it in a tightly sealed ziplock bag and place it in the freezer. It will store for several months. Take out small amounts as needed.


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  • Reply
    October 29, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Great idea! and definitely a money saver. I like making my own mixes especially those that are not often used, OR those you buy and you decided you didn’t like it. Thanks so much for sharing Devil’s Dust, I also love the name too.

  • Reply
    May 30, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    This would be a great rub for when I use my smoker! Sounds great!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      May 30, 2014 at 4:54 pm

      Absolutely! Before smoking add spice about 24 hours before and with any rub— use a GENEROUS AMOUNT !!! You are going to love it!!

  • Reply
    Aunt Bee
    May 29, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    The ingredient list is making my mouth WATER!!!! This is going to be SO GOOD!!!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      May 30, 2014 at 12:15 am

      Thank you! Glad you enjoyed our Hand Blended Devil’s Dust!

  • Reply
    Nancy Fox
    May 29, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    What a neat idea Heidy. i can’t wait to try your blend!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      May 29, 2014 at 9:04 pm

      Thank you Nancy! I’m glad you enjoyed the blog post DIY for Devil’s Dust DIY

  • Reply
    May 29, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Fantastic, I could put that on anything!!! Sharing!!

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