Need a good medium heat rub

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by influencer, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. I love hot food, the hotter the better. I've left places with chapped lips and burnt tongue and throat, loved every minute of it.

    My wife on the other hand, thinks a pinch of pepper can be too hot.

    So this brings me to the post, I'm looking for a good pork rub that is medium heat so she can eat it and I can enjoy some heat.

    I'd like something with a little kick to it but not too bad, if anyone has any ideas.

    For a scale, like I said, my wife uses very little pepper as it can be too hot. She has said before that V8 spicy hot juice is too hot. I on the other hand soak everything in texas pete and am perfectly happy. My favorite thing in the spice cabinet is crushed red peppers, I think it makes everything better.
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Try this... It is Mild and compliments different style sauces well...If you want spicier increase Blk Pepper to 1T and add 1T Wht Pepper and 1T Mustard powder.This is a good place to start for your wife. I am in the Same Boat that is why I use this. There is, however, Hotter Texas Pete  always at arms length. There is lots of room to play here and remember Black and Chile Peppers mellow as they are cooked so if the Rub taste Slightly too Hot for the Mrs., all should be perfect after the Cook... Anything else, just ask...JJ

    Mild Bubba Q Rub

    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

    Cayenne or Chipotle Pwd to taste, start with 1/2tsp and go from there.
  3. Thanks! I'll give this a try. 
  4. pirate pete

    pirate pete Newbie

    Here is a rub I use on alot of meats! 

    Meat Rub Seasoning

    2 tablespoon cornstarch

    6 tablespoons chili powder 

    2 teaspoon salt

    2 teaspoon sweet paprika

    2 teaspoon garlic powder

    1 teaspoon onion powder

    1 teaspoon ground cumin

    1 teaspoon black pepper

    1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

    Hope it helps!

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