How to Make a Basic Spice Rub for Barbecue

Ingredients • 1/3 cup Turbanado Sugar • 1/3 cup Kosher Salt • 1/3 cup Granulated Garlic • 1/3 cup Smoked Paprika • 1/4 cup Black Pepper • 1/4 cup Granulated Onion • 2 tablespoons Chipotle Chile • 2 tablespoons Ancho Chile • 1 tablespoon Cumin • 2 teaspoon Mustard Powder In a medium bowl mix turbanado sugar, kosher salt, granulated garlic, smoked paprika, black pepper, granulated onion, chipotle chile, ancho chile, cumin and mustard powder together.


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Today I'm going to be teaching you how to make an all-purpose spice rub. An all-purpose spice rub is a great thing to have in the kitchen, just in case you get home and you want to give that chicken or that steak an extra kick and an extra boost of flavor. This is a great rub. It can be used on poultry, beef, pork, vegetables, tofu. Even if you're feeling a little crazy, you can get out the Bloody Mary mix and rim your Bloody Mary glasses with it. You can also buy all-purpose spice rubs in the store, like our All-American Spice Rub. Or, if you're at home and you've got all the spices, you can go ahead and make something like this. It's real simple: some turbinado sugar, kosher salt, garlic powder, smoked paprika, coarse ground black pepper, granulated onion, chipotle chile powder, and ancho chile powder, to give it a little kick. You can up the amount of that if you want it to be a little bit spicier than this recipe. We've got some cumin, and finally we've got some mustard powder. You just want to get in there and give it a good mix, make sure you incorporate all of the spices and the seasonings together so you don't get a spot on your meat or your vegetables that tastes just like one or two of the spices. I like to get in there with my hands and just crush up some of those bigger pieces that seem to always be in the spice jars. Once you've got it done, I just like to take a Mason jar like this, put it in here, put it in your pantry. It stores easily for up to two years. When you come home at night and you want to really give some good flavor to your next meal, break it out and enjoy our all-purpose spice rub.


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