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Prep Time:
5 Minutes
2 1/4 Cups

Bone Dust

BBQ Seasoning

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Bone Dust
Serves 2 1/4 Cups
Prep Time:
Really this is a Ted Reader signature seasoning. If you’re really lucky and see him live at a show like the Cottage Life show, then you can go to his booth and buy some. BUT when you run out and need more, here is the recipe to make it yourself.

I always keep a supply of this on hand. A nice big jar will last for ages, and it is ideal for putting in and on pretty much anything you can imagine. 

Layer ingredients in a jar
Layer ingredients in a jar
It's like art
It's like art
And now things be tasty
And now things be tasty

Bone Dust

Serves: 2 1/4 Cups        Total Time: 5 Minutes


½ cup paprika
¼ cup chili powder
3 tbsp. salt
2 tbsp. ground coriander
2 tbsp. garlic powder
2 tbsp. granulated white sugar
2 tbsp. mild Indian curry powder
2 tbsp. dry hot mustard powder
(Keen's or Coleman's)
1 tbsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 tbsp. dried basil
1 tbsp. dried thyme
1 tbsp. ground cumin
1 tbsp. cayenne


Step 1
In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together. Transfer to a tightly sealed container and store in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.
Recipe courtesy of Chef Ted Reader from Napoleon's Everyday Gourmet Grilling Cookbook, Photography by Andrea


I am blessed to have met Ted Reader in person. His personality and BBQ style is where I learned to be fearless with my own grill. His flavors are amazing and you should try his other seasoning blends when you can. At least this one can hold you for a little while, while you find some. 

Happy Grilling!

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