All-Purpose Barbecue Rub

  • 1/2 cup Paprika
  • 2 Tbsp Ground Cumin
  • 2 Tbsp Chile powder; (mild)
  • 2 Tbsp Ground Black pepper
  • 1 tsp Cayenne pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cloves image placeholder

Mix all ingredients in small bowl. This rub, , is a little sweet, a little hot, with just a hint of clove.

It can be used on just (about anything that you plan to barbecue, that is, to cook over low, indirect heat for a long period of time. For large red-meat roasts, such as leg of lamb or standing rib, increase the Cayenne pepper from one teaspoon to one tablespoon and substitute one teaspoon cinnamon for the ground Cloves.

Servings: Makes 1 cup
Source: Adapted from Big Flavors of the Hot Sun (Morrow, 1994)
Submitted by: Recipe Group Member