Spiced Meat Rub

When I posted this Spice Rubbed Chicken a couple months ago, I am not sure that I emphasized how much we love this chicken. And the rub. It’s a perfect combination of sweet and spice.

I mix up this rub in large quantities and keep it in my pantry. I might even give it as gifts this holiday season (shhh, it’s our little secret!) I have even expanded the proteins that I use this rub on. It goes amazingly well with pork and I’d like to try it on tofu as well.

I just wish we had a grill so I could taste the awesomeness of this rub and meat that’s been cooked on a grill…

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Spiced Meat Rub


1/4 cup kosher salt
6 Tbsp brown sugar
1/4 cup chili powder
1/4 cup smoked paprika
4 tsp ground black pepper
1/2-1 tsp cayenne pepper


To Make Spice Rub
Combine spices in a small jar. Screw on lid tightly. Shake until completely mixed.

Store in a cool dry cabinet.

To Use Spice Rub
Use 2 Tbsp of rub per pound of meat. Gently massage into meat and all to sit at least 2 hours, up to 3 days. Cook meat to your preference.

Recipe from Cooks Illustrated

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6 Responses to “Cheez It Duoz”

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    Shannon — September 16, 2013 at 11:51 am

    love the idea of combining these two flavors! Way to keep each bite interesting 🙂 And perfect for football watching.

    • beantownbaker — September 25th, 2013 @ 4:16 pm

      I foresee a lot of these crackers coming out of my oven this football season…

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    Tracy | Pale Yellow — September 16, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Making your own cheez-it’s looks so fun and not too difficult! I love how easy it is to customize your own flavors. I’m thinking white cheddar and ranch!

    • beantownbaker — September 25th, 2013 @ 4:16 pm

      White cheddar and ranch sounds like a great combination. I agree, they’re so simple and I love customizing them.

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    Candace @ Cabot — September 21, 2013 at 6:19 am

    These homemade Cheez It Duoz look so good, great for upcoming holidays parties and tailgating, too! Can’t wait to try them!

    • beantownbaker — September 25th, 2013 @ 4:19 pm

      They’re seriously so good and super addictive. Definitely perfect for football watching/tailgating!

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