101 Cooking For Two - Everyday Recipes for Two: 8:3:1:1 Rub

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

8:3:1:1 Rub

I have been looking for a "simple" rub for my country style boneless pork ribs. Well I have found more than my wishes. This is exactly the type of recipe I love. It depends on ratios and it's flexible. Usable for not only pork but beef and chicken.

I originally found this on The Greatest Barbecue Recipes.com but Alton Brown (Good Eats  on the Food Network) has made it more popular. You can find it in lots of other places now.

So the basic idea is 8 parts sugar to 3 parts salt to 2 parts (the 1:1) of various other spices with no more than half  being a single thing.

The sugar should be a dark sugar of some type. I used brown sugar  The salt should be Kosher.

The remainder can be many things. I will list a few: onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper,  white pepper, cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper, chili powder, thyme, coriander, cumin, oregano, rosemary, sage.

Hints on choosing your final components from other sites. First, if you have a BBQ sauce that you plan to use, the major component of that should be in the rub. Second, cut the sugar for chicken.

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Mix well and store in air tight container.



8:3:1:1 Rub


have been looking for a "simple" rub for my country style boneless pork ribs. Well I have found more than my wishes. This is exactly the type of recipe I love. It depends on ratios and it's flexible. Usable for not only pork but beef and chicken. I originally found this on The Greatest Barbecue Recipes.com but Alton Brown (Good Eats on the Food Network) has made it more popular. You can find it in lots of other places now. So the basic idea is 8 parts sugar to 3 parts salt to 2 parts (the 1:1) of various other spices with no more than half being a single thing. The sugar should be a dark sugar of some type. I used brown sugar The salt should be Kosher. The remainder can be many things. I will list a few: onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, white pepper, cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper, chili powder, thyme, coriander, cumin, oregano, rosemary, sage. Hints on choosing your final components from other sites. First, if you have a BBQ sauce that you plan to use, the major component of that should be in the rub. Second, cut the sugar for chicken.
Ingredients
1/2 cup Brown sugar3 T Kosher salt1T chili powder1 t black pepper1 t onion powder1 t garlic powder
Instructions
Mix well and store in air tight container.
Details
Prep time: Total time: Yield: about a cup

Updated

April 19, 2011

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1 Comments:

At July 17, 2012 at 10:16 PM , Blogger Karen said...

Excellent rub! I used on grilled chicken drumsticks with the sugar halved, then used on boneless ribs with full sugar. Finished with your Memphis sauce. :)

 

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