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Miners Mix Miners Mix
You'll hit paydirt with Miners Mix!
This be the Mother Lode of the gourmet barbecue seasoning trail and there ain't need to go further! You staked your claim to real flavor with all natural seasonings, spices and blends, marinades and dry rubs that are perfect for grilling and barbecue. Goldanged Great Goldfield Grub means flavors that are balanced and full-bodied with spicy pepper, garlic, rare chiles, and other spices that make Miners Mix products the best grilling and BBQ products anywhere.

In early 1849, Joshua Shelby was working as a cook in a fancy St. Louis restaurant. The hottest topic among the patrons there was the rivers of gold that had been found out in California. These seemingly easy pickins stoked a full-blown case of Gold Fever! The only cure was a pick axe and gold pan way up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains which lay far to the west.

In mid 1849, Shelby loaded up his wagon and along with hundreds of other would-be prospectors he headed west to California. Eventually he settled in the Mother Lode region, not far from what became Yosemite National Park. Accompanied by his trusty mule Codie, and panning along the Merced River, Shelby found a little gold, but eventually grew tired of the backbreaking work.

Looking around for something else to provide a living, Shelby realized that the gold mines and camps dished up awful, bland food that failed to stick to a man's ribs and about which the miners complained constantly. Falling back on his skills, recipes, and spice blends, Shelby took a job as a gold camp cook which led to local fame and a little fortune. He soon developed a reputation as a first class frontier chef famous for good 'ol fashioned home-style cooking. Joshua Shelby's trademark spice and rub blends were always chock full of flavor and new blends continuously evolved as immigrants of from far off countries arrived in the camps, some with exotic and rare spices with flavors he'd never encountered before.

Shelby's dry spice blends stayed fresh until mixed with meat and various liquids available in the gold camps. Legend has it that he guarded these recipes with deadly accuracy. With his ol' 50 cal Sharp's rifle he was able to shoot the center out of a silver dollar at 75 yards.

These mixes come from Josh Shelby's own handwritten journal, recovered along with a well-seasoned cast iron skillet from his secret hiding place, deep underground in one of the many mines that still dot Mariposa County.

We had no idea when we staked our claim to an old, played-out mine in the Sierra Gold Country that the true gold we'd find would be Josh Shelby's journals! Leafing through the old miner's scribbling, we wondered whether the old guy was half the cook he thought he was.

Once we deciphered Shelby's writing and actually tried some of his recipes, we realized that we'd hit the mother lode! After taking care to lock the originals in a vault in Mariposa County, we set out to bring Shelby's creations to the world. Some of the mix recipes have been updated to make them more acceptable to us modern folk. As we get more recipes deciphered and tried, we'll be expanding our offerings! We hope you enjoy these traditional mixes that contain no artificial ingredients, MSG, flavor enhancers, nor preservatives of any kind. That's why we can confidently state that "If it didn't exist in 1850, it ain't in here…"

Miner's Mix is located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in beautiful Mariposa County. From here, in the shadow of incredible Yosemite National Park we work Shelby's old claim, while we package his mouthwatering spice mixes and rubs so that we can offer these wonderful treasures to you. Browse our site, and take your taste buds back to 1850!


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Miners Mix Kit's K.C. BBQ Rub
Code: MM01
Price: $5.99
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Miners Mix - Kit's K.C. BBQ Rub
A great Kansas City Style rub for spare ribs and pork butt that compliments our barbecue sauce. This secret blend of herbs and spices thoroughly penetrates the meat to make your Bar B Que come alive with flavor.
5 oz. shaker jar.
 
 



Miners Mix All Natural Steak Rub Seasoning
Code: MM02
Price: $5.99
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Miners Mix All Natural Steak Rub Seasoning
A steak seasoning like no other! Perfect for all grilled steak, hamburgers, tri tip, or whatever. Miners Mix Steak Rub along with some olive oil makes the best grilled mushrooms and veges on the planet! Great on fresh tomatoes too! NO preservatives, NO flavor enhancers, and NO MSG, plus it's LOW in salt, so you can pack it on without over-salting!
6 oz shaker jar.
 
 



Miners Mix Carne Asada Marinade / Chorizo Mix
Code: MM04
Price: $3.99
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Miners Mix Carne Asada Marinade / Chorizo Mix
This secret blend of rare, heritage chiles and other natural spices took 20 years to perfect! Those mild chiles impart a flavor and richness to meat that just can't be duplicated. For homemade Mexican chorizo, use with ground beef and avoid all that grease, not to mention those assorted body parts that most of us really don't want to eat. Blend with sour cream and refried beans for a KILLER refried bean dip!
3 oz package.
 
 



Miners Mix BBQ Sauce Dry Mix
Code: MM05
Price: $3.99
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Miners Mix BBQ Sauce Dry Mix
Make a great homemade barbecue sauce that's unmistakably different and distinctive. Each package makes almost 5 cups of sweet Kansas City Style sauce. Makin' it yourself with vinegar, molasses, and ketchup, puts you in the Tang-O-Meter driver's seat!
1.6 oz single use package
 
 



Miners Mix All Natural Salmon Marinade
Code: MM06
Price: $3.99
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Miners Mix All Natural Salmon Marinade
Make the BEST grilled salmon or tuna you've ever done before. Honest! Blend the package with olive oil, vinegar, and soy sauce, then marinate your fresh fish for ONLY 10-15 minutes. For tips on how to grill salmon be sure to check out our fish grilling tips under the recipes link.
2 oz package.
 
 



Miners Mix OMGarlic Cheese Bread Mix
Code: MM07
Price: $3.99
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Miners Mix
OMGarlic Cheese Bread Mix
The best cheesy garlic bread you'll ever put into your mouth. Taste Test Approved at shows and events throughout the Mother Lode! All-natural ingredients with no added salt PLUS it's easy to make! Blended, this package makes enough to do several loaves.
2 oz package.
 
 



Miners Mix Rub Gift Box
Code: MM09
Price: $21.99
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Miners Mix Rub Gift Box
Get all three of Miner Mix rub in a hand crafted wooden crate.

BBQ Rub for SLOW-cooked pork
A great Kansas City Style rub for spare ribs and pork butt that compliments our barbecue sauce. This secret blend of herbs and spices thoroughly penetrates the meat to make your Bar B Que come alive with flavor. 5 oz. shaker jar.

All Natural Steak Seasoning
A steak seasoning like no other! Perfect for all grilled steak, hamburgers, tri tip, or whatever. Miners Mix Steak Rub along with some olive oil makes the best grilled mushrooms and veges on the planet! Great on fresh tomatoes too! NO preservatives, NO flavor enhancers, and NO MSG, plus it's LOW in salt, so you can pack it on without over-salting! 6 oz shaker jar.

All Natural Poultry Rub
The last chicken dry rub for grillin’ you’ll ever want or need. This all-natural Poultry Rub is fantastic for grilling chicken, as a beer can chicken rub, or as a rotisserie chicken dry rub. It also works great on turkey. NO preservatives, NO flavor enhancers, NO MSG, and LOW in salt, so you can pack it on without overpowering the meat! 5 oz shaker jar.
 
 



Miners Mix OMGarlic! Seasoning and Rub
Code: MM11
Price: $5.99
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Miners Mix OMGarlic! Seasoning and Rub

Sprinkle a generous amount of this season on your favorite steak or Chicken and prepare as usual. For best flavor, wrap tightly and refrigerant overnight before cooking. Enjoy Miner's Mix OMGarlic! Seasoning and Rub is also great on your favorite vegetables. All Natural, NO preservatives, NO flavor enhancers, NO MSG
6oz Shaker Jar
 
 



Miners Mix Maynard's Memphis BBQ Rub
Code: MM12
Price: $5.99
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Miners Mix Maynard's Memphis BBQ Rub

MMM....Sprinkle a generous amount of this season on your favorite meat (Ribs, Steak, Hamburger, Brisket, etc..) and prepare as usual. For best flavor, wrap tightly and refrigerant overnight to allow flavor to penetrate meat. Cook slowly over low heat until done. All Natural, NO preservatives, NO flavor enhancers, NO MSG, Gluten Free 6oz Shaker Jar
 
 

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