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Sweet and spicy rubs for baby backs.

Discussion in 'Pork' started by Smokey Tucker, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. Smokey Tucker

    Smokey Tucker Newbie

    Got any? Just got some for cheap and I want to try something new.
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    This is my GoTo and popular with other folks around here, followed by a couple others. All are adjustable to your taste. Add sugar for more sweet or reduce the heat...JJ

    Cajun Rib Tickler

    1C Tubinado or Dried Brown Sugar*

    1/4C Paprika**

    2T Kosher Salt

    2T Garlic Powder

    2T Onion Powder

    2T Mustard Powder

    2T Chili Powder

    2tsp Black Pepper

    1-2tsp Cayenne

    2tsp Dry Oregano

    2tsp Dry Thyme

    2tsp Cry Celery Flakes

    1tsp Celery Seed

    Grind the Oregano, Thyme, Celery Flake and Seed. Mix all and store in air tight container, up to 3 months...

    Notes...* Leave out the Sugar for a Cajun Blackening Spice.Spinkle a lot or a little, on whatever meat, dip in melted Butter or Olive oil and saute in a very hot pan until cooked to your desired IT.

    ** If you wish you can use Smoked Paprika in the recipe. This will give a seasoning that will add some "Smokey flavor" to Grilled, Sauteed, Fried or Roasted meat, not just stuff you smoke.

    Mix and store in an air tight container...JJ

    Chipot-i-le Desert Dust

    1/2C Sugar in the Raw (Turbinado)

    2T Sweet Paprika (Hungarian)

    2T Chipotle Powder

    1T Kosher Salt

    1T Chili Powder (contains some Cumin and Oregano) Ancho Chile is same without cumin, oregano etc.

    1T Granulated Garlic

    1T Granulated Onion

    1T Cocoa Powder

    1tsp Black Pepper, more if you like

    1tsp Thyme

    1tsp Oregano

    1/2tsp Grnd Allspice

    Makes about 1Cup.

    Run for the Border Rub

    One for the Chili Heads!

    2T Kosher Salt

    2T Ancho Chile Powder

    1T Chipotle Powder

    1T Oregano, Mexican is preferred

    1T Gran Garlic

    1T Gran Onion

    1T Black Pepper

    1T Cayenne

    1-2tsp Gnd Cumin

    1tsp Cocoa Powder

    1/2tsp Cinnamon


    2T Turbinado Sugar (Sugar in the Raw)

    Makes 3/4 to 1Cup Rub.

    This stuff is HOT and full flavored with touch of Smokiness. Feel free to adjust the heat to your taste by playing with the amount of Chipotle and Cayenne Powder. All the ingredients are available at the Grocery Store. This stuff will also Kick Butt as the seasoning in a batch of Chili. Start with 1/2C per gallon and adjust to taste...JJ
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  3. Smokey Tucker

    Smokey Tucker Newbie

    Oh dang you’re the man!!!!!!
  4. tallbm

    tallbm Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Hi there and welcome!

    I don't get to do both sweet and spicy because others cry about it lol. I like simplicity so when I DO get to do sweet and spicy I like to do Salt, Pepper, Onion, Garlic (SPOG) and Kashmiri Red Pepper!!! I smoke without sauce and then add a good BBQ sauce at the table or on my plate which will take care of the sweet component.

    If you can find Kashmiri Red Pepper (Indian or Indo/Pak grocery store likely has it) it is kind like a spicy Paprika. To me it is like if Cayenne and Paprika had a baby so the flavor is great and you get some heat!

    Again I usually go simple and then add from there. I often find that I don't have to stray too far from simplicity to get to amazing :)
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  5. wannasmoak

    wannasmoak Newbie

    Uh... dang Chef Jimmy. Looks like ribs are on the menu this weekend. Some great, fun sounding rubs here.
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  6. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks guys. To check out all my rub, sauce and other recipes, to the Test Forum and click on the first thread called Recipe Test. It has a lot to chouse from...JJ
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  7. motolife313

    motolife313 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Have u tried (chicken and rib) rub from Weber? It’s super good. More sweet tho and I could add your heat. Walmart’s are out of them tho. I’ve seen them at park rose hardware but a lot more spendy