Looking for a Pork tenderloin rub with Wow Factor

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades Sticky' started by marc mayo, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. marc mayo

    marc mayo Newbie

    Can anyone point me in the right direction? I have a great rib rub that I use, but I'm looking for a rub that will stand out on its own.
     
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    What Flavor Profile you like? Hot, Sweet, Southwestern/Mexican, Coffee, Asian? Lots of ways to go. Where do you live, that would help. Just for you or are you having a Party with Kids and Older Folks?...JJ
     
  3. marc mayo

    marc mayo Newbie

    I like my rubs a bit on the hot side. I live in Canada and plan to smoke them with an apple / hickory blend. 2:1

    I should mention, I'm not a huge fan of 'sweet' bbq.
     
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  4. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    The first one is a mild all purpose rub that goes well on anything. You can boost the heat to your liking. The others get progressively hotter. Since it is Pork, add the Turbinado Sugar if you use the last one. If there is something else you would like, send a PM with your preferences and I can work with you on another...JJ

    Mild Bubba Q Rub  (All Purpose)

    1/2C Sugar in the Raw (Turbinado)

    2T Sweet Paprika (Hungarian)

    1T Kosher Salt

    1T Chili Powder (contains some Cumin and Oregano) Ancho Chile is same without cumin, oregano etc.

    1T Granulated Garlic

    1T Granulated Onion

    1tsp Black Pepper, more if you like

    1/2tsp Grnd Allspice

    For more heat add Cayenne or Chipotle Pwd to taste, start with 1/2tsp and go from there. Makes about 1 Cup

    Apply your desired amount of Rub to the meat, wrap in plastic and rest in the refrigerator over night.or longer. The day of the smoke, pull the meat out, add more Rub and go into your pre-heated Smoker...

    Carolina Q Dust  

    1/2C Sugar in the Raw (Turbinado)

    2T Sweet Paprika (Hungarian)

    1T Kosher Salt

    1T Chili Powder 

    1T Granulated Garlic

    1T Granulated Onion

    1T Mustard Powder

    1T Grnd. Black Pepper

    1T Grnd. White Pepper

    1tsp Cayenne Pepper, or more as desired.

    1tsp Grd. Cumin

    1tsp Dry Thyme, rubbed

    Makes about 1 Cup. This has some Heat from the the jar but mellows when Smoked. If too Hot, reduce the Black, White and Cayenne Pepper.

    Apply your desired amount of Dust to the meat, wrap in plastic and rest in the refrigerator overnight.or longer. The day of the smoke, pull the meat out, add more Dust and go into your pre-heated Smoker...

    Run for the Border Rub

    One for the Chili Heads!

    2T Kosher Salt

    2T Ancho Chile Powder

    1T Chipotle Powder

    1T Oregano, Mexican is preferred 

    1T Gran Garlic

    1T Gran Onion

    1T Black Pepper

    1T Cayenne

    1-2tsp Gnd Cumin

    1tsp Cocoa Powder

    1/2tsp Cinnamon

    Optional:

    1T Tomato Powder

    1/2C Turbinado Sugar (Sugar in the Raw)

    Makes 3/4 to 1Cup Rub.

    This stuff is HOT and full flavored with touch of Smokiness. Feel free to adjust the heat to your taste by playing with the amount of Chipotle and Cayenne Powder. All the ingredients except maybe the Tomato Powder is available at the Grocery Store. This stuff will also Kick Butt as the seasoning in a batch of Chili, leave out the Sugar...JJ
     
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  5. marc mayo

    marc mayo Newbie

    This is amazing! I think I'll give Carolina Q Dust a shot first. Thank you so much for your help and fast reply.  
     
  6. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Anytime Marc, Let me know what you think and I can help you tweak it if there is a flavor you would like to add or remove. Below is a sauce that goes well with the Rub...JJ

    Lexington NC Style Dip

    2 C Apple Cider Vinegar

    2T Worcestershire Sauce or more to taste

    1/2C Ketchup

    1/4C Brown Sugar

    1T Smoked Paprika

    2 tsp Granulated Garlic

    2 tsp Granulated Onion

    2 tsp Fine Grind Black Pepper

    1-3tsp Red Pepper Flakes

    1 tsp Celery Salt

    1 tsp Chipotle Powder. 

    1/2 tsp Grnd Allspice

    Combine all and whisk well. For a thinner sauce bring just to a simmer and remove from heat or continue to simmer to desired thickness. Adjust sweetness by adding Brn Sugar or additional Vinegar as desired...JJ
     
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  7. marc mayo

    marc mayo Newbie

    They were a hit. Awesome smoke and a beautiful flavor.
    Thanks again for the rubs!


     

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