Basic Barbecue Rub Recipe

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This is adapted from a rub by Steven Raichlen in his book "Sauces Rubs & Marinades." It can be used on beef, pork, chicken and fish like salmon. It can be used at once or, rubbed into the protein and marinated to add depth to the flavors. The basic formula can be used as a starting point and enhanced to accomodate various ethnic cuisines. It makes about 1 cup and stores well in a dark dry environment.

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Servings: 1 cup


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  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk to combine. Transfer to a jar and store away from heat and light. The rub will keep for several months if ingredients used are fresh.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Recipe %DV
Recipe Size 220g
Calories 394  
Calories from Fat 48 12%
Total Fat 5.66g 7%
Saturated Fat 0.86g 3%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 28525mg 1189%
Potassium 1070mg 31%
Total Carbs 89.38g 24%
Dietary Fiber 13.2g 44%
Sugars 65.31g 44%
Protein 7.33g 12%
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