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.
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 that it 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 need to buy it at the market, as you can make it fresh at home. There are no preservatives or additives.
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Sweet and Spicy BBQ RubPRINT PIN
- ½ cup light brown sugar packed
- 2 tablespoons paprika
- 2 tablespoons granulated garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons black pepper
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon granulated onion powder
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ - ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
- In a bowl, mix all the rub ingredients until combined.
- 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.
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