Sweet & Smoky BBQ Dry Rub Mix

Sweet and Smoky BBQ Dry Rub Mix - Use this intensely flavored dry spice rub on everything. Your grilled veggies, chicken, and tofu will never be the same!

Dry rubs: Not just for meat anymore! Although – this Sweet & Smoky BBQ Dry Rub Mix can totally be used for meat. This stuff can be used for everything. Except maybe bread. Or … ice cream. Okay, so maybe not everything. But it can be used for a whole lot.

Sweet and Smoky BBQ Dry Rub Mix - Use this intensely flavored dry spice rub on everything. Your grilled veggies, chicken, and tofu will never be the same!

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Sweet and Smoky BBQ Dry Rub Mix - Use this intensely flavored dry spice rub on everything. Your grilled veggies, chicken, and tofu will never be the same!

Sweet and Smoky BBQ Dry Rub Mix - Use this intensely flavored dry spice rub on everything. Your grilled veggies, chicken, and tofu will never be the same!

This versatile dry rub recipe starts with a good dose of brown sugar. Then it’s loaded up with smoky spices like smoked paprika, chili powder mix, and dried chipotle chile. Then we throw a few more herbs and spice in there for mega flavor goodness. Mega Flavor Goodness – totally an awesome new blog name. But I digress.

Sweet and Smoky BBQ Dry Rub Mix - Use this intensely flavored dry spice rub on everything. Your grilled veggies, chicken, and tofu will never be the same!

Thyme and rosemary. Mustard powder. Even a smidge of ground allspice. Do it!

Sweet and Smoky BBQ Dry Rub Mix - Use this intensely flavored dry spice rub on everything. Your grilled veggies, chicken, and tofu will never be the same!

Just rub it on and grill away. Or sprinkle it over the top of something you’ve already grilled. Or make a marinade with it. This Sweet & Smoky BBQ Dry Rub Mix is your oyster! (Hmm. It would probably be good on oysters, too, if oysters are your thing.)

Sweet and Smoky BBQ Dry Rub Mix - Use this intensely flavored dry spice rub on everything. Your grilled veggies, chicken, and tofu will never be the same!

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Sweet & Smoky BBQ Dry Rub Mix

Use this intensely flavored dry spice rub on everything. Your grilled veggies, meat, and even tofu will never be the same!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt or coarse sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary (or 1 teaspoon dried and crumbled with your hands)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle chili
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

 

 

 

Directions:

Add all ingredients to a small bowl and stir until combined. Store in an airtight container until ready to use. Keeps well for at least a couple of months (I haven’t tried any longer!)

To use:

  • On veggies: Brush with a little oil first, and then sprinkle on the rub. Using your hands, rub into nooks and crannies. Proceed with grilling.
  • On tofu: Press a block of firm tofu for about 1/2 hour to drain excess water. Slice and rub all sides with spice mix. Proceed with grilling or refrigerate for 1-2 hours to allow the flavors to deepen before grilling.
  • On chicken, pork, or steak: Sprinkle both sides of prepared meat with 1-2 tablespoons of the mix – or more or less to taste – and use your hands to rub it into nooks, crannies, and sides of meat. (Wash well afterwards!) Proceed with grilling.
  • Or sprinkle it on already-grilled veggies, even potatoes or corn-on-the-cob!
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Sweet and Smoky BBQ Dry Rub Mix - Use this intensely flavored dry spice rub on everything. Your grilled veggies, chicken, and tofu will never be the same!

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Karen Raye

Kare is a vegetarian home cook living among carnivores. She loves creating irresistible and flexible recipes that help multi-vore families like hers keep the peace - deliciously.