It’s the time of year when cable networks bombard us with grilling, chilling, travel tips for the best regional BBQ types, where to find them, festivals, cookoffs, and Pitmasters! Everyone has a special rub, a spice mixture that they say sets their fire-cooked meat apart from everyone else’s. That of course means that I too need to have my own magic dust, a BBQ spice mixture that helps stuff taste good!
First, I had to listen to all the BBQ guys and gals talk about their unique blends and figure out what they all had in common: salt, sugar, paprika, and cumin. From there, I just had to figure out what would make my spice, MINE!