Originally Posted by darita
Can anyone give me a basic BBQ rub recipe for me to start out with, if I mix my own? I like sweet rubs. I also like salt and pepper, but not to where it takes over and easy on the heat. Maybe if I start with a basic rub, I can add from that point.
I use this at home and at competitions. I/we dont put sugars in the rub because I cook at 250-260 degrees and frankly dont want the bark too dark. I add sugars later, in sauce. However, just add brown sugar to the following:
Paprika (I use both Hungarian and Spanish)
Cajun Seasoning (this is where the salt and garlic, onion, etc. flavors come in)
Then, add brown sugar. In your case, you're going to want to go very light or omit cayenne altogether. Chipotle and Ancho could be found in your Chili Powder, so go heavier on this and you could omit these two. So, you could cheat down to:
and let 'er fly.