Basic Rib Rub

img_0148Yeah, I know it is called Rib Rub, but this stuff is good in so many other things. Use it in sauces, beans, or with other meats. It is especially good on grilled chicken breasts.

  • 3 cups brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup dark red chili powder
  • 1/3 cup garlic
  • 1/3 cup cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons salt
Mix it all up in a large bowl with a whisk to break up all the brown sugar chunks and thoroughly blend all the ingredients. Don’t mix up the chili powder and the cayenne, as you’ll end up with a fiery batch of rub (I speak from experience) that a normal human won’t be able to handle. This mixture can be stored in an airtight container for quite some time; we have trouble keeping it around, but I think I had a batch that lasted 3 months once and didn’t lose any flavor.