Grandpa’s Thunder Powder

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Thunder Powder is good for Dry Rub BBQ, topping on a soup or eggs or rice, even on buttered toast to give it an extra zing.  Anything that might benefit from an extra nuance of flavor is a good candidate for Thunder Powder.

A spicy-hot delicious seasoning that is like a thunderstorm…
…always good, but never exactly the same!


ADD THESE BASE INGREDIENTS to make just over 1 cup of Thunder Powder.
…in more or less these quantities!
This is not an exact recipe, so just use what you have available and what appeals to you.

  • 2 TBL Brown Sugar
  • 4 TBL Paprika
  • 2 TBL Garlic powder
  • 2 TBL Onion powder
  • 2 TBL Cayenne pepper
  • 2 TBL Salt
  • 1 TBL Chili powder
  • 1 TBL Cumin
  • 1 TBL Celery salt
  • 1 TBL Dry mustard
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp White Pepper
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Ground Bay Leaf (Not Old Bay Seasoning)
  • 1 tsp Ground Clove
  • 1 tsp Turkish Adana Seasoning – WHICH IS KNOWN IN THE US AS SUMAC
  • 1 tsp Ground Chipotle – Smokey jalapeño


  1. Mix above and store.
  2. Don’t worry if you don’t have all of the above ingredients.
  3. This is a general flavor mixture, and a few missing ingredients are not going to spoil the mix.
  4. Mix in a large bowl and spoon into storage containers or shaker.
  5. Makes about 1 Cup of Thunder Powder


Grandpa’s Thunder Powder
A spicy, hot, delicious powder that is like a thunderstorm…

always good, but never the same.

Probably contains chili powder, garlic, onion, salt, cayenne pepper and black pepper.
May contain adana, sumac, paprika, clove, bay, crushed red pepper, cumin,
celery salt, turmeric, curry powder, white pepper, and chipotle powder


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