Summer is right around the corner! Everyone is dusting off their grills and firing them up. Somehow it just doesn't seem like summer until you have grilled out. Which is funny, because we don't actually have a grill. My husband would love to have one of the big, fancy grills outside but it is so not happening. First of all, they are crazy expensive and I am cheap. Second, they take up so much room and we have an itty, bitty back porch. So to get that awesome taste of summer I use this smoke bbq rub.
It is so easy to make. It only takes a few minutes to throw together and makes your meat taste amazing! The smoked paprika makes the meat have a delicious smokey taste even if you don't cook it on the grill. You can save money by using a regular paprika, but I highly recommend paying a little bit more for the smoked. The smoked paprika is also great for adding a "meaty" taste to any vegetarian soups too.
You will need smoked paprika, garlic powder, and cayenne. Measure them out and place in a bowl or plate. Stir them up until well mixed. You can store the rub in either an old spice container or I use these little Ball spice containers.
Shake a small amount onto your meat and then rub it in. I like to let it sit for about 10-20 minutes before I cook the meat. Whatever meat you rub it on will come out tasting like you grilled it, even if you are just cooking it on the stove.
Skip the expensive store-bought rubs and get a taste of summer all year long with this inexpensive smoke bbq rub.
Smoke BBQ Rub
3 Tablespoons Smoked Paprika
2 Tablespoons Garlic Powder
1 Tablespoon Cayenne Pepper
Mix the smoked paprika, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper well. Add to a shaker container and shake a small amount on the meat. Rub into meat and allow to sit for about 10-20 minutes. Cook meat how you normally would.