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Satan's Spice Rub

Updated on September 6, 2013

Tips for making this dry rub

Taste each vegetable while slicing (but not the habenero!). This will give you an idea of the heat level of the peppers so you can adjust quantities to your taste preference. Also, zucchini can sometimes develop a bitter taste that you do not want in you spice blend.

Using a mandolin to slice the vegetables can speed the prep time.

Be sure to leave the lid on the blender until the powder settles so that none of the dust gets in your face.

Do not rub your eyes during the prep or storage of the powder it may cause extreme discomfort.

Ingredient Photos

Banana Peppers
Banana Peppers
Cherry Peppers
Cherry Peppers

Cook Time 5-10 Hours

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 7 hours
Ready in: 7 hours 20 min
Yields: 1 Cup


  • 11 medium Jalepenos, sliced
  • 3 large Banana Peppers, sliced
  • 5 Cherry Peppers, sliced
  • 1 Habanero Pepper, sliced (optional)
  • 1 medium Zuchinni, sliced

On the Dehydrator Trays

Zucchini and Peppers on Dehydrator Tray
Zucchini and Peppers on Dehydrator Tray
Jalapenos on Dehydrator Tray
Jalapenos on Dehydrator Tray
  1. Cut all ingredients into 1/8 to 1/4 inch slices.
  2. Place slices onto dehydrator trays in a single layer.
  3. Dehydrate at a temperature of 135 degrees for five to ten hours until ingredients are thoroughly dried.
  4. Remove ingredients from trays and place in blender. Pulse several times to break the ingredients into smaller pieces, and then blend on the grind setting until a rough powder similar to corn meal in consistency is formed.
  5. Store in a baggie or jar in the freezer.

Devil's Spice Rub Nutrition Values

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 tsp
Calories 3
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 1 g
Sugar 1 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 25 mg1%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
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Estimated Scoville Rating

Please use caution when making this spice rub! With habanero, this spice rub has a Scoville range of 129,000 to 401,300. Without the habanero, the range is 29,000 to 101300. It is highly recommended that you wear gloves and eye protection during preparation, grinding, and storage.

In case you don't know, the Scoville Scale was developed in 1912 by Wilbur Scoville. It measures spiciness. The units represent how much water (some sources indicate a simple syrup is used for the test) is required to dilute the extract of a pepper until it cannot be detected. It is usually depicted in a range because individual plants and even individual peppers on a plant can have different levels of heat. A cherry pepper has a rating of only 100-500. A banana pepper has a rating of 100 to 900. A jalapeno has a range of 2500 to 8000 Scoville units. An Orange Habanero has a range of 150,000 to 325,000.

Final blend
Final blend
Jar of Spice
Jar of Spice

The Tale of Satan's Spice Rub

Once upon a time, in a far away land there lived a peasant woman. She had a lovely home and a wonderful family, but she was plagued by an evil duke who forced her to do hard labor to earn her bread. This duke was feared and hated by everyone in the kingdom, but there seemed no way to break his hold over the land.

The woman despaired but found solace in her garden. There she grew many wonderful things and the beauty of their growing could make her forget her troubles for a time. She was blessed with a year of mild temperatures and ample rain and the garden flourished. The pepper plants produced especially well and one day while picking peppers she noticed a ladybug resting on a leaf. To the woman's surprise, the ladybug spoke.

"The duke is Satan in human form." the lady bug said. "You must defeat him or he will destroy this land."

"How can I?" the woman asked. "I am but a simple peasant, and weary over my labors."

"This plant upon which I rest has been imbued with magical powers. Powers to defeat evil. You must take these peppers and dry them and grind them to a powder. If the duke consumes them his true form will be revealed and he will be forced to return to the place from which he came."

With that, the lady bug flew away and the woman set about gathering the magical peppers With care and patience she sliced and dried them. When she ground the peppers into a powder she began to wonder how she would feed them to the Duke who would only eat meat and potatoes.

She carried the powder with her to the castle, and when the Duke demanded his lunch the woman got an idea. The Duke had insisted on grilled chicken. As the woman prepared the chicken she rubbed the powder vigorously into the chicken's skin. Then she grilled the chicken over hot coals.

Nervously, the woman presented the chicken to the Duke. He tore ravenously into the juicy flesh, but as he chewed a strange expression crossed his face and he paused. Sweat began to bead upon his forehead. He glared at the woman and stood. He advanced toward her and she cringed back in horror because the Duke's face was melting. His true form was visible between the runners of his skin and before he could take another step he vanished in a cloud peppery smoke.

The kingdom was restored to its former days of peace and the woman lived happily ever after.

The End


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      Vestanna McGuigan 3 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Thank you, Iguidenetwork. I was a little worried about how the fairy tale aspect would be accepted. It is very hot by itself, but mixing it with other things can mellow it out. I just made a meatloaf the other day and mixed some of it in along with some cumin and it was like eating a fajita meatloaf. I have also mixed it into the eggs when making omelettes. I hope you enjoy it!

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      iguidenetwork 3 years ago from Austin, TX

      From the name itself I'm sure I'm gonna sweat a lot with that rub. But I like spicy things, so I'll definitely try it. I also loved reading the legend of the spice rub. :)