This rub adds flavor to any meat cooked with any method! You can use just black pepper instead of the blend if you wish.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 3/4 cups
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir the paprika, pepper, brown sugar, chili powder, onion powder, sea salt, and cayenne pepper together in a container with a lid. Store in a cool, dark place between uses.

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Nutrition Facts

56 calories; protein 1.8g; carbohydrates 12.5g; fat 1.3g; sodium 458.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2010
I cut this down to one serving to give it a try and WOW - great stuff! It definitely is a nice combination of sweet and heat. Next time I might cut down on the paprika or use smoked paprika for a sweet 'n' smokey version. Although this is meant as a rub I think next time I'll add this to burger meat to punch up regular old burgers - adding about 1 Tbsp. of this for every 1lb. of burger meat. Thanks for the great recipe FTFF! UPDATE: I just couldn't resist trying this with hamburgers so my husband and I made some for lunch and OMG this stuff works wonders! I used a Tbsp. and a half for a little over a pound of ground beef. The burgers came out sensational - moist juicy with just the right amount of spiciness. We had them on toasted rolls and they really didn't even need anything more than that. These are definitely going on our list of things to make for our annual July 4th bash! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/08/2011
Flavor is so subtle it is pointless. Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2010
I cut this down to one serving to give it a try and WOW - great stuff! It definitely is a nice combination of sweet and heat. Next time I might cut down on the paprika or use smoked paprika for a sweet 'n' smokey version. Although this is meant as a rub I think next time I'll add this to burger meat to punch up regular old burgers - adding about 1 Tbsp. of this for every 1lb. of burger meat. Thanks for the great recipe FTFF! UPDATE: I just couldn't resist trying this with hamburgers so my husband and I made some for lunch and OMG this stuff works wonders! I used a Tbsp. and a half for a little over a pound of ground beef. The burgers came out sensational - moist juicy with just the right amount of spiciness. We had them on toasted rolls and they really didn't even need anything more than that. These are definitely going on our list of things to make for our annual July 4th bash! Read More
(49)
Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2010
There is nothing better than the combination of sweet and spicy. This rub had both in just the perfect proportions. Made and used with steaks on the grill. Got 5 stars from both the boyfriend AND the father. Needless to say, thanks for such a wonderful concoction! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2010
My husband had made a similar rub before that he loved but was never able to find the recipe for again - he said this had to have been it! He loves it and loves grilling with it...which makes me a happy woman! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2010
This worked out really well. I cut this recipe in half and it still made a ton. I didn't have fresh-ground pepper mix so I used just fresh ground pepper. I used only 1 tbsp. of New Mexico chili powder and I cut the cayenne pepper down to 1 tsp. because I was feeding small kids as well as grownups. Three tbsp. of this mix was perfect for a whole family package of chicken legs. My husband BBQ'ed them and they turned out great. I know I altered it a bit but I had to for my kids. Still good stuff! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2010
A little sweet a little heat a lot of flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2010
We loved this! It was delicious on chicken so we tried sprinkling it over burgers on the grill. That was fantastic too. I can't wait to try it on ribs. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2010
Wow this stuff is amazing! I only made one serving of the rub which was the perfect amount to test it out on a family pack of chicken legs and thighs. Even so I had to cut the amount of chili powder in half because the kind I have is the very hot kind and too much heat wouldn't be good to serve to my son. Also used regular ground black pepper as I don't ever have a pepper mix. This would be great on the bbq for sure. I'll definitely try this with other meats too. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/02/2010
This is really good on fish but I did not like it on my chicken or red meat. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/08/2011
Flavor is so subtle it is pointless. Read More
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