|From Nola Cuisine|
This is a great basic barbecue rub for pork, chicken or beef, as well as a great starting point for making other rubs. For instance, to make a southwest rub I would add Ancho Chili powder, Cumin, etc… you get the idea.
I made a new discovery while making this batch of rub. While putting together the ingredients I realized that I was out of brown sugar, so instead of going to the store, I made my own. For those that don’t know, brown sugar is nothing more than granulated sugar mixed with Molasses. The difference between light brown sugar and Dark Brown Sugar is nothing more than the amount of Molasses in the mix. Anyway, that wasn’t my discovery. My discovery was when I thought of the idea of using Steen’s Cane Syrup instead of Molasses, which as I’ve mentioned before is one of my favorite products. What a great flavored brown sugar, I honestly don’t think I’m going to buy it anymore. What a food nerd, huh? So with that being said, you’re getting two recipes for the price (free) of one:
Brown Sugar Recipe
1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
1 Tbsp Steen’s Cane Syrup
Mix both ingredients together with your hands until thouroughly combined.
The Rub recipe:
Basic Barbecue Rub Recipe
4 Tbsp Kosher salt
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar (see above)
1/4 Cup Paprika
4 Tbsp Freshly cracked Black Pepper
1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
2 tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp Cayenne
2 tsp Celery Seeds
2 tsp Mustard Powder
Combine all ingredients. Store in an airtight container.
Makes about 6 ounces.
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