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Any commerical rubs that come close to this?

post #1 of 19
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I used to really like the TGI Friday's ribs (havent been in years, but I remember them being great). 

 

I looked up their recipe for their rub:

 

  • 1½ teaspoons paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon celery salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

 

They also have a sauce:

 

  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • ¼ cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1⅓ cups dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ cup finely minced white onion
  • 2 tablespoon's Jack Daniel's whiskey
  • 1 heaping tablespoon crushed pineapple
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

 

Any commercial rubs and sauces I can look at to try and replicate?  TY guys.

post #2 of 19
Thread Starter 

Looking at the ingredients, my pallet probably craves sweet, tangy & spicey (brown sugar, pineapple, terriyaki etc). 

post #3 of 19
Killer hogs rub is very good so is sweet rub o'mine. I've tried the three little pigs rub but I thought it was a little salty
post #4 of 19

I remember TGI Fridays ribs as being very poor, they were heavily sauced with the commercial Jack Daniels BBQ sauce, which I believe is a tomato based sauce. I could not distinguish any flavor from a rub. I remember them as being mostly bone and not much meat.

post #5 of 19

what is tgi fridays?

post #6 of 19

What's next the outhouse steak place?

post #7 of 19
Really???
post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by cliffcarter View Post
 

I remember TGI Fridays ribs as being very poor, they were heavily sauced with the commercial Jack Daniels BBQ sauce, which I believe is a tomato based sauce. I could not distinguish any flavor from a rub. I remember them as being mostly bone and not much meat.

 

We used to go a lot maybe ~6 years ago.  We stopped going because of exactly what you describe.  I think they changed the quality of the meat (the sauces/flavor remained the same, but the ribs had less meat on them and were less juicy).  I can still remember the how good the original ones were.  We havent been back since.  I'm going to try and replicate this recipe.  The bourbon addition sounds fricken fantastic.   

post #9 of 19
No TGIFridays around here...thankfully.
post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by inkjunkie View Post

No TGIFridays around here...thankfully.

 

Well TGF Hooters.

post #11 of 19

Memories have ways of playing tricks on you.  I think once you start making your own ribs it's nearly impossible to enjoy them from most restaurants, especially chains(unless you're in a BBQ Mecca, and I see that you are not, me either.).  That rub certainly looks like it will work though, why not just mix it up yourself?  I think even the sauce will work if you make it yourself, tweak it to taste, and apply it sparingly.   

post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by mummel View Post

Well TGF Hooters.
They closed a while back. May have reopened under a new name. Place is close to 50 miles from us...
post #13 of 19

Although I'm no longer a fan of TGI Fridays, we have several here locally.  We used to enjoy their food and their bar, but the owner of several local TGI Friday franchises wasn't paying his taxes and got shut down.  Bankruptcy was involved too.  They reopened in the last couple years under a different owner.  We went once; no need to go back.

 

Thanks to the OP for posting the recipes above.  I literally woke up this morning dreaming about making a BBQ sauce (nah, I'm not addicted) due to one locally produced commercial brand we tried this past weekend.  I woke up, walked straight to the computer, and concocted a recipe to try and duplicate the commercial Apple Cinnamon BBQ Sauce we used and loved on SLCs.  That sauce recipe above, though a little sweet for my tastes, has potential too with some changes! 

post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by Joe Black View Post

Really???

Sorry just trying to be funny in my super cynical way. lol I don't get out much.

post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by timberjet View Post

Sorry just trying to be funny in my super cynical way. lol I don't get out much.
Some folks are a bit lacking in the sense of humor department.
post #16 of 19
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by kenafein View Post
 

Memories have ways of playing tricks on you.  I think once you start making your own ribs it's nearly impossible to enjoy them from most restaurants, especially chains(unless you're in a BBQ Mecca, and I see that you are not, me either.).  That rub certainly looks like it will work though, why not just mix it up yourself?  I think even the sauce will work if you make it yourself, tweak it to taste, and apply it sparingly.   

 

A buddy of mine visited Austin TX and went to some BBQ joint there.  He said he was in heaven.  Us guys up in the NE are missing a lot.  I dont know why its not more part of the culture here.  It's gotta be the 7 months of winter we have.  Less time for the outdoors.....

post #17 of 19

I use JD's Bloody Mary Mix as a starter for my rub. Looks like most of the ingredients you were looking for.

I do 1/4 cup bloody mix to 1 cup brown sugar. Good on its own, but I like to add a little extra garlic powder, paprika, nutmeg and mustard powder.

Here are the ingredients of the bloody mix:

 

You can order on line, I found it at a street fair near me.
By the way, makes a good Bloody Mary as well.....

post #18 of 19

I forgot to mention that it has a nice bite to it.

Spicy with a bit of sweet.

post #19 of 19

since you have the recipe why not make it yourself?

 

Ok, now I see you said you will.

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