I spent this afternoon cooking. I made roasted red pepper hummus, couscous salad, strawberry/gooseberry crunch and a superb BBQ rub. I'll share other recipes later this week. But for today, I'm all about the BBQ Rub. I kind of stumbled upon this recipe. Earlier this week, I found a BBQ rub recipe that was actually 2 recipes. You made a spice mixture, and then used that in the Rub recipe, along with other ingredients. I had it scribbled on 2 sticky notes and those sticky notes got stuck to something and never found it's way into the kitchen. So I quickly looked up BBQ Rub on allrecipes.com, my go-to recipe website. I sprinkled the Rub on boneless, skinless chicken breasts and let them sit for about 15 minutes before grilling. Oh, it was delicious!
I used Penzeys Chili 3000 for the chili powder. Penzeys says it's the Now Chili, and it is good...a little more spicy than traditional chili powder.
Johnny's Grub Rub by Johnny
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 tablespoon mustard powder
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 4 tablespoons ground paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
In a small, nonporous bowl, combine the garlic powder, ground black pepper, salt, mustard powder, chili powder, cumin, brown sugar, paprika and oregano. Mix well and apply to meat.
Review: I was a little worried about the amount of salt and pepper, but it worked well in the rub. My chicken was tender and juicy with a little zing from the rub. Some of the reviews on allrecipes.com said they thought there was too much cumin in the recipe, However, I thought it was the right amount. Next time, I'm going to use Penzys 4/S Special Smoky Seasoned Sea Salt
I think that will give it just a little bit more zing! This rub would be great on pork chops, steaks, ribs and any other meat that is grilled. I can't wait to experiment with other types of meat! Enjoy~
By the way, if you're puzzled about who JP is...well, it's a funny story. When Jacob was a toddler, we called his Jakey. My niece thought we were calling him JP...and the name stuck.