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Smoky Barbecue Popcorn

Photo: Alison Miksch; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Hands-on time 15 mins
Total time 15 mins

Makes 15 cups

Upgrade a classic concession-stand snack with fancy flavors.


  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 15 cups popped popcorn (from about 3/4 cup kernels)

How to Make It

  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat, and stir in Worcestershire sauce. Stir together sugar and next 4 ingredients in a small bowl. Slowly drizzle butter mixture over popcorn, gently stirring as you drizzle. Sprinkle with spice mixture, gently stirring to coat.