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

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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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3 Responses to “Five Homemade Gift Ideas”

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    steph — December 17, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Loving all of these!

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    Sarah C — December 17, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    I used Ghirardelli hot cocoa mix as a gift for co-workers last year, and gifted the homemade marshmallows along with it. Everyone loved them and was impressed that the marshmallows were made from scratch! It was a really great gift and one batch made enough marshmallows for us to have leftovers. This year I have a 10-month-old and didn’t plan my homemade gifts very well in advance, but am still going to attempt the Salted Caramel Sauce for a friend. I bought a big bottle of vodka and plan to start some homemade vanilla extract for birthday gifts next year! I’m also hoping to make the meat rub and BBQ sauce as Father’s Day gifts next year. Thanks for all the great ideas Jen!

    • beantownbaker — December 17th, 2012 @ 3:02 pm

      I know what you mean about not being on the ball this year. I don’t have a kid and I didn’t get any gifts made in time. I might still whip up some of these though!

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