Do you love using barbecue rub when grilling meat? Well, we do. We have our own adobo seasoning that’s especially blended to add a taste of Cuba to your ribs, chops, poultry and whatever kind of meat you want to cook on your La Caja China. The adobo seasoning is just one of the many varieties of barbecue rubs that has been around for years. Of course, we can’t tell you the exact ingredients and proportions that will result to our trademark adobo seasoning. But generally speaking, it’s a kind of rub that’s comprised of chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, dried oregano, black pepper, onion powder, paprika and salt. At least, that’s one variety of it. So anyway, we read an article from About.com that features a number of delicious rub recipes we believe you should also try.
This is a mixture of brown sugar, salt, white sugar, cumin powder, chili powder, ground black pepper, paprika and cayenne pepper. If you want to make the famous Carolina pulled pork, use this barbecue rub.
2. Aztec Rub
The Aztec rub is wet and relatively heavy on the cumin. Because of the olive oil, you will create a paste that will make the flavors of the mixture stick to the meat. Overall, this adds smokiness to your barbecue. Simply combine crushed cumin seeds, garlic, olive oil, liquid smoke, salt and cayenne pepper and it’s good for grilling.
Kansas City preps up their meat with a sugary, savory rub then serves the final dish with a sauce on the side. To make this rub at home, combine paprika, brown sugar, black pepper, salt, chili powder and garlic powder, onion powder and cayenne.
4. Sparerib Rub
This traditional rub is heavier and perfect for spareribs. Mix together paprika, brown sugar, salt, black pepper, white pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. Apply the rub liberally on your spareribs and ensure that all areas are covered.
This rub recipe is commonly used in Texas to make barbecue briskets with a smoky twist. It’s a combination of brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano and salt.
This pulled pork rub contains more black pepper than the other variety we shared above. Worry not because its taste will mellow down while smoking your meat and in the end it will just give the dish a slight kick. Combine sugar, paprika, salt, black pepper, cayenne and dry mustard. Pretty interesting mixture, huh?
Memphis spare ribs are usually served dry — that means without barbecue sauce. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the dish ends up tough and dry. For this one, you can adjust the amount of cayenne to either boost up or lower down the heat. Simply combine onion powder, salt, paprika, ground black pepper and cayenne.
If you love spicy, you should use this rub because it is infused with the heat of chipotle peppers. Make sure that they are finely ground before adding them into the mixture. Combine black pepper, dried oregano, cilantro leaves, bay leaf, cumin, onion powder, ground orange peel and 2 chipotle peppers.
Want a mouth-watering roast turkey? Use this Creole rub! Combine bay leaves, Creole seasoning, dried thyme, dried oregano, garlic powder and black pepper. Your bird will surely end up savory, juicy and full of flavors!
We hope that you learned a lot of barbecue rub recipes from our post. We can guarantee that you’ll serve delicious grilled dishes when you use our mojo sauce and adobo seasoning, too. And to cook them perfectly, only use the best barbecue grill and barbecue accessories in town! Get them on our website or call us at 1-800-338-1323!
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