Barbecue grilling season is almost here, so you’ll want to school yourself now on how to make the tastiest meat, poultry, and fish dishes.
An easy way to pack your dishes with flavor is to use dry rubs. Just sprinkle some on top of your food or put it in a bag with your food and shake it up. When making your dry rubs, you’ll want to use a mini whisk to properly blend everything, and don’t forget to store your rubs in an air-tight container.
Making your own homemade dry rubs ensure that no nasty chemicals go in it. Plus, we think everything takes better with a little homemade love in it! Here are 8 homemade dry rub recipes!
Ancho Dry Rub
Mix 3/4 cup of ancho chile powder, 4 tsp. of cumin, 4 tsp. of kosher salt, 4 tsp. of brown sugar, and 2 tsp. of black pepper to whip us this rub that is perfect for poultry and seafood.
All-Purpose Roasting Rub
The all-purpose rub is best used with poultry, but it says all-purpose in the name so do what you will with it.
To make it, combine 6 tbsp. of sea salt, 2 tbsp. of smoked paprika, 2 tbsp. of onion powder, 2 tbsp. of garlic powder, 2 tbsp. Italian seasoning, 2 tbsp. of brown sugar, 1 tbsp. of thyme, 1 tbsp. of mustard powder, and 1 tbsp. of black pepper.
Lemon-Pepper Herb Rub
This tangy rub is delicious with seafood and even poultry. All you need is 3 tbsp. of Italian seasoning, 2 tbsp. of parsley, 2 tbsp. of garlic powder, 2 tbsp. of onion powder, and 6 tbsp. of lemon pepper.
Smoky Texas Rub
This rub is a must if you’re serving barbecue this summer and will jazz up any beef or pork dish. Mix together 6 tbsp. of smoked paprika, 3 1/2 tbsp. of brown sugar, 1 tbsp. of garlic powder, 1 tbsp. of onion powder, 4 tsp. of oregano, and 4 tsp. of salt.
Blackening Spice Rub
You can use this rub on pretty much anything, including beef, pork, poultry, or seafood. Whisk together 1/4 cup garlic powder, 1/4 cup onion powder, 1/4 cup thyme, 6 tbsp. paprika, 4 tsp. black pepper, 4 tsp. cayenne pepper, 4 tsp. basil, and 4 tsp. of oregano.
Santa Fe Seasoning
Not only can you use this on beef, pork or poultry, but it also tastes great in pumpkin or butternut squash soups. To add a southwestern twist to your dish, add 1/4 cup of cumin, 3 tbsp. of ground coriander, 3 tbsp. of chili powder, 2 1/2 tbsp. oregano, 2 1/2 tbsp. of thyme, 3/4 tsp. of cloves, 3/4 tsp. of allspice, and 3/4 tsp. of cinnamon.
Sweet Carolina Barbecue Rub
Add a touch of sweetness to your barbecue with this rub that is great on beef and pork. This recipe uses 1/4 cup of paprika, 3 tbsp. of brown sugar, 2 tbsp. of cumin, 2 tbsp. of chili powder, 2 tbsp. black pepper, 2 tbsp. of garlic powder, 1 tbsp. of cayenne pepper, and 2 tsp. of onion powder.
This rub is best on steak, but it always works well with other beef dishes, pork and even on your french fries. To make this mix just combine 1/2 cup of salt, 2 tbsp. of black pepper, 1 tbsp. of crushed red pepper, 1 tbsp. of thyme, 1 tbsp. rosemary, 1 tbsp. fennel seeds, 2 tsp. onion powder, and 3/4 tsp. garlic powder.
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