As grilling season approaches I get pretty excited about the break I get from cooking dinner every night. I am not a grill master and have no hope to be in the future. However, my husband does a really nice job of grilling. On a good day he may even get creative with the spices.
Here is a BBQ rub that he made after reading a few different recipes for some ideas. Then I borrowed out my lab (my kitchen) and he mixed up his own mixture of spices and came up with this. It is spectacular on ribs, pork, and chicken.
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup sweet paprika
3 TBSP. black pepper
2 TBSP. sea salt
1 TBSP. celery salt
2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
Mix all these spices together in a glass jar. Give it a good shake until its well combined.
Apply this rub to your choice of meat and refrigerate for at least one hour.
This works well with meat that is grilled, baked or pan seared.
Store remaining rub in an airtight jar for up to 6 months.