Sunday, December 14, 2014

MVP's Sweet and Smoky BBQ Rub

My recipe for a simple BBQ rub is the perfect gift to give to friends and co-workers at Christmas time.  I found the perfect jars (with spoons) at Hobby Lobby, and I also found 1/4 cup mason jars at Joanne's Fabric.  It was fun making a large batch of my Rub and thinking of the friends I am giving it too, hoping they have a fun BBQ or tailgater to give their favorite ribs or pulled pork a bit of spicy flavor from my kitchen!

MVP’s  Sweet and Smoky BBQ Rub
·         ¼ cup brown sugar
·         ¼ cup white sugar
·         3 T course ground pepper
·         4 T kosher salt
·         ½ cup smoked paprika
·         2 teaspoon garlic powder
·         2 teaspoons onion powder
·         1 teaspoon dry mustard
·         1 teaspoon ground cumin
·         1 teaspoon ground ginger
·         1 teaspoon chili powder

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well (fingers work great)!  Store in an airtight jar and away from heat.    Place your meat in a plastic Ziploc bag, and add 1 tablespoon of Rub per pound of pork, beef or chicken.  Shake/rub well and let stand 30 minutes before grilling or smoking.   

M. V. Prouty
December 2014