Smoky BBQ Rub

There are endless variations on barbecue seasonings and rubs and this is a terrific blend to experiment with. Once you try this out, you may find that your own tastes lead you into different flavor combinations. As long as you don’t make it too salty, it’s hard to go wrong. What makes this one special, however, is the inclusion of smoked paprika, also known as pimentón. Once a specialty ingredient from Spain (the best ones come from La Vera), it’s now widely available. If you don’t have it, double the amount of regular (or sweet) paprika; but adding it makes any barbecue taste naturally, addictively smoky, no grill needed.

Smoky BBQ Rub

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    2 Tbs chili powder 1 tsp salt
    1 Tbs smoked paprika 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
    1 Tbs sweet paprika 1/2 tsp ground cumin
    1 Tbs garlic powder 1/4 tsp ground cloves


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       In a small bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Store in an airtight container.

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