Sweet and Spicy BBQ Rub delivers the perfect amount of salty, sweet, and spice to ribs, chops, brisket, chicken, pork, beans, veggies, and anything you want to flavor with BBQ.
I created this recipe by adding a little bit of this and that, and tasting it along the way until I was satisfied with the flavor. This barbecue rub was so good, I couldn't stop tasting it.
You get hit with a blast of flavors that are just so awesome, you'll want to use this rub over everything. Turn a bland piece of meat into something you really want to sink your teeth into.
This is the same rub I use on my Oven Baked BBQ Pork Tenderloin. Mix a little bit of this with some apricot jam and you have a deliciously simple barbecue sauce.
Don't stop at apricot, use whichever fruit jam or preserves you like. This same rub is also used to make my 5 minute quick BBQ sauce.
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A lot of purists don't add salt to their rubs because it draws out moisture. However, I find having salt in the rub is convenient and it also doesn't affect the texture of the meat. You'll find the rubs at the market have added salt also - again because it's convenient - and for me convenience rules.
This barbecue rub does have a little heat because of the cayenne. If heat isn't your thing, don't add it. There's plenty of flavor in the rub.
Sprinkle as much as you like on the meat and massage it in. Sometimes I have Barry White playing in the background...know what I'm saying?
Have I told you how important it is to have music playing when you cook? Cooking shouldn't be a chore. Have some fun in the kitchen!
Now there's no longer a need to buy a bbq rub at the market. You can make it fresh at home without preservatives or additives.
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- Add all the ingredients into a recycled spice jar or mason jar and shake it to mix.
- Sprinkle and rub on ribs, brisket, chicken, pork, or chops.
- Can be added to baked beans to enhance flavor. Add to your taste.
- Use on anything you want to add delicious BBQ flavor.
- Store any leftovers in an airtight container. It may harden because of the sugar. It's fine. Just break it up with a fork and use.
I don't post the nutritional value because I don't trust the accuracy of the nutritional apps. I’m not a nutritionist and don't want to post misinformation.
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