The weather is warming up and we thankfully had no snow for Victoria Day Weekend. :) (always good!!!!) So BBQ season is definitely going strong. At our house we have a natural gas bbq that is on a covered deck, so we run it all year long. LOVE grilling steaks in the middle of winter when everyone else is eating meatloaf...heehee....
But there are lessons to be learned in grilling.....Here is one that David and I have recently discovered.....Meat RUBS! Apparently this is a very important thing in grilling. This element is sprinkled and massaged into the meat before cooking. You can "do" the rub early and have the meat "marinating" beforehand if ya like. And there are as many rub combinations as there are bbq sauces....and we all know how many of those there are!!! So we have had the opportunity to try out a few different rubs, some too salty, some too hot, too peppery...etc.... but THIS rub!!!!! THIS RUB is NOT too hot or spicy, or salty....it is REALLY GOOD and flavorful.
Rubs are very easy to make on your own. No need to buy expensive gourmet ones. You could easily put together a rub with spices that you have on hand. The main components to rubs are Sugar, spices, and salt. We store ours in a mason jar and use as we like on all our meats.
This rub we have used on Beef, Poultry and on Pork. Sprinkle as you like. We do a liberal sprinkling and massage it into the meat. We then cook meat as required and sauce later in the cooking process.
BBQ Meat Rub
What you Need:
- 1/2 cup paprika
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons garlic powder
- 3 tablespoons onion powder
- 2 tablespoons oregano
- 2 tablespoons salt
What you Do:
Combine all ingredients and mix well. Work into the surface of the meat. This rub may be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
***If you like some heat add some cayenne pepper....add by 1/4 teaspoons till you reach your desired "hotness"