Splendid spice rub

    5 min

    This spice rub adds a wonderful flavour to any meat. It's made with paprika, pepper, sugar, chilli powder, garlic granules, onion powder, sea salt and cayenne pepper.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 80g paprika
    • 4 tablespoons freshly ground pepper
    • 4 tablespoons dark dark brown soft sugar
    • 2 tablespoons chilli powder
    • 2 tablespoons garlic granules
    • 2 tablespoons onion powder
    • 1 tablespoon sea salt
    • 1 dessertspoon cayenne pepper

    Prep:5min  ›  Ready in:5min 

    1. Stir the paprika, pepper, dark brown soft sugar, chilli powder, onion powder, sea salt and cayenne pepper together in a container with a lid. Store in a cool, dark place between uses.

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    Great on beef but added some chillis to it also to give it a kick  -  14 Apr 2016


    I cut this down to one serving to give it a try and WOW - great stuff! It definitely is a nice combination of sweet and heat. Next time I might cut down on the paprika or use smoked paprika for a sweet 'n' smokey version. Although this is meant as a rub I think next time I'll add this to burger meat to punch up regular old burgers - adding about 1 Tbsp. of this for every 1lb. of burger meat. Thanks for the great recipe FTFF! UPDATE: I just couldn't resist trying this with hamburgers so my husband and I made some for lunch and OMG this stuff works wonders! I used a Tbsp. and a half for a little over a pound of ground beef. The burgers came out sensational - moist, juicy with just the right amount of spiciness. We had them on toasted rolls and they really didn't even need anything more than that. These are definitely going on our list of things to make for our annual July 4th bash!  -  30 May 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    There is nothing better than the combination of sweet and spicy. This rub had both in just the perfect proportions. Made and used with steaks on the grill. Got 5 stars from both the boyfriend AND the father. Needless to say, thanks for such a wonderful concoction!  -  04 May 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)