The next time you're invited to a barbecue, bring a jar of this homemade spice rub; it makes a great gift.

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
Makes 1 1/4 cups (enough to season 5 to 10 pounds of meat, poultry, or seafood)
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Ingredients

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Southwestern Rub
Indian Rub
Mediterranean Rub

Directions

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  • In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients, using your hands to break up the sugar.

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Southwestern Rub
  • Replace some of the paprika with cumin, coriander and chili powder.

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Indian Rub
  • Replace some of the oregano and thyme with turmeric, curry powder, ground ginger, and cardamom.

Mediterranean Rub
  • Replace some or all the oregano and/or thyme with dried tarragon, marjoram, and rosemary, dill, or basil. Omit the cayenne pepper.

Cook's Notes

Store in an airtight container, away from heat and light, up to 6 months.

Reviews (5)

185 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 37
  • 4 star values: 49
  • 3 star values: 60
  • 2 star values: 31
  • 1 star values: 8
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07/02/2011
I love this rub. The combination of flavors makes it great. It is delicious on chicken as well as pork and the brown sugar gives it a nice, not too sweet, finish. It stores nicely and goes a long way.
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01/28/2010
This is a great spice rub. Put it in Christmas Stockings for Christmas and now they are asking for more! So easy!
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04/01/2009
I gave this spice rub out in in gift baskets three months ago at Christmas and nearly everyone has come back to me to ask for the recipe. I have used it myself and have found that it makes a delicious addtion to chicken and fish.
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08/24/2008
I agree, this IS it! Spicy Sweet Juicy you name it. Nice kick to the great Salt-n-Pep routine.I cant wait to try it on other meats and veggies
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01/29/2008
THIS IS IT! We need something to give as a "thank you", Since they like all kinds of meat I'm sure they will like this rub. Thanks Martha all 5 of the "Edible Gift Ideas" are great.