The 4th of July week long summertime celebration is upon us! Fire up the grill or turn up the oven, whatever floats your barbecuing or baking boat. Chicken, beef and pork will shine in the cookout spotlight this week, and most cooks have never met a seasoned dry rub they didn’t like.
I found this adorably staged recipe image in the June issue of Southern Living (surprise!). The image caught me eye, but the recipe grabbed my attention. Smoky-Sweet BBQ Rub is music to this Southerner’s ears. It is made up of dry ingredients. Luckily for me, the ingredients grace my cupboards this week. The super cute presentation suggestion puts this one on the hostess gift list. Now if you will excuse me, I have a brisket that needs a smoky-sweet BBQ rub down.
Smoky-Sweet BBQ Rub
¼ cup kosher salt
¼ cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
2 Tablespoons plus 2 tsp. smoked paprika
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground ginger
Stir together all ingredients. Store in an airtight container up to 1 month.
The jars shown in the Southern Living image are from Hobby Lobby. The jar I used is from Dollar Tree, and the grapevine wire is from Hobby Lobby. Download the BBQ rub gift tags here.