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Nov 7, 2007 06:32 AM

Are there any GREAT commercial BBQ rubs?

Willing to hit the Internet and overpay if there's a good rub out there for ribs or chicken.

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  1. I don't even think thats necessary considering how easy it is to make your own. I don't have access to my recipes now, but I made one from The Best Recipe cookbook and it was excellent. I made it to put on ribs for a little "rib-off" between the hubby and I and mine won on flavor.
    The recipe was very simple like chili powder, cumin, garlic salt etc.
    Good luck.

    1. I also make my own depending on what I want to end up with. Throw in some garlic powder, seasoned salt, herbs, Mrs. Dash garlic & Herb, and whatever else I'm in the mood for.

      If I am lazy, or don't have the stuff I need, I use Durkee's Grill Seasoning. (They also have a mesquite flavor that is very good) It has a very good flavor. On the label it says "a blend of Parmesan cheese, garlic, onion, bell peppers, black pepper, and spices . . ." Just don't put too much on or it is too salty, unless you like that! We really don't like the flavor of bell peppers, but until I read the label I never even knew they were in there.

      Another one is Grub Rub. It's very good, but a little sweet, but it gives you a moist, tender piece of meat. I got it at a sports store!

      1. I agree with the others - it is very easy to make your own rub - a fun way to experiment with flavors and the like when you grill or roast - if I am lazy I look to any of the great rubs at The Spice House -

        My favorites are the Back of The yards rub and Gateway to the North Maple Sugar Seasoning

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        1. re: weinstein5

          Do you have any experience with their salt-free spice blends?

          1. re: fern

            just the italian blend which is very nice - I have not had any bad experiences with any of their spices -

        2. Adams Rib Rub..... Pack it on , cinch tight in aluminum foil overnight. Then cook indirect for several hours

          1. I gave up on commercial rubs, because all the ones I tried (three or four, but don't remember the names) seemed to have way too much salt. The best rub is the one you develop to your own tastes.