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My Simple BBQ Rub

May 4th, 2012 | Posted by ripsup in BBQ | Recipes - (2 Comments)

When I first started playing with rubs for my pork butts I usually just threw a bunch of stuff together till it felt right. I had someone ask for my recipe and I really had no clue so this last time I decided to measure things while I made it. This is what the recipe is for right now, I may make some more tweaks so consider this a living recipe. When I first made this I did a double recipe and it covered a 10 lb brisket and 9lb butt and had about 1 cup to spare. You can make a bunch at once and store in an air tight container for up to 6 months if you like.

The Works Simple Rub
1 cups Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Sea Salt (though any should work)
1/8 cup cayenne pepper
1/8 cup Cajun seasoning
1/16 cup Southwest Chipolte spice mix*
1/16 cup black pepper
1-2 tsp Garlic Powder

(1/16 cup = 1 tablespoon, I left in cups because I usually do in multiples)

Just mix everything by hand to break up the clumps and apply to your meat like any other rub.

* – Got this at Sam’s club a long time ago but haven’t seen there lately, I’d assume any dried and crushed pepper spice mix will work as well.

Development Notes:
When I first made the rub the salt was twice what it is now. The outside of the brisket tasted very salty but the pork wasn’t as bad. It could have been the way the meat was cooking that the rub piled up in one spot on the brisket but for now I’m cutting that in half.


Well, guess that didn’t do what I wanted anyways.  I thought it would actually embed the actual info instead of just a link to it.  I see little reasno to embed JS on my website that will just create a link so here is just a direct link to it.  That was pretty disappointing overall.

Creamy Mash Potatoes


Okay, I just heard about springpad, which is an online notebook similar to Google Notebook.  I’ve used Google Notebook for a while but it is now in the unsupported list of google apps so I figured I should find something else.  Google Notebook missed a few features I would have really liked to have but it wasn’t a big deal.  So today I saw springpad and decided to give it a try.  While watching the how-to demo I saw it had recipes as a default content type.  So I figured I would give that a try, which it also lets you share your recipes through an embed.  Well this is just me playing around to see how it works. 

Overall not sure if I will use it since it isn’t included in the page so then search engines would not find my recipes on my site but who knows.  

I’ve thrown up my mash potatoe recipe, which is a modified one from America’s Test Kitchen, only because I made it last night and could remember it off the top of my head.