Cooking Method: Rub


Cocoa and Coffee Crusted Hamburgers

Are you tired of the same old, delicious, burger recipes? No? Me neither. Just checking. I don’t think I have ever met a burger I wasn’t ready to inhale. Having said that, here is something a little different to impress your taste buds and friends.


Ginger Rubbed Grilled Pork Chops

"Cook it like a steak".  That is my advice whenever anyone asks me about pork chops.  Pork chops are one of the easiest meats to grill as long as you treat it just like a beef steak, starting at the meat counter.  Skip those little skinny butterflied pork chops, you wouldn't buy a steak that thin...

grilled pork loin

Grilled Ginger and Garlic Rubbed Pork Loin

This is one of those recipes that my family flat-out refused to try once they saw the ingredients I was working with.  I can see where they were coming from though, this ginger and garlic pork rub contains what might seem like an unusual cast of ingredient characters.  Luckily for me though, my ki...


Cajun Grilled Chicken Breasts

I love recipes like this. I always have the ingredients on hand, it is easy to remember and easy to tweak. This cajun chicken rub version is pretty mild to me, but that is obviously relative to the person's ability to handle spicy stuff.  If your family and friends like it spicy, double the cayenne...

pork rib rub

Rib Rub Recipe

If competition BBQ cooks are being honest, they will most likely tell you that they like to keep their 'Q simple when cooking at home. Those sweet rubs and sauces used in competition are meticulously tuned to make an impression with a single bite, not enjoying a few racks of ribs with friends.  I'm...


Dry Rub Recipe

I encourage you to use this as your starting point and experiment from there. Throw in some dried herbs, taste and repeat until you get something you like. Label it your secret rub. I won't tell them you are just making it up as you go along, I promise, our secret!

simple pork tenderloin rub

Simple Pork Tenderloin Rub

We grill a LOT during the week.  Sometimes I plan ahead, stop on the way home to get what I need and prepare everything with fresh ingredients.  Other times, we just thaw something from the freezer and work with whatever we have around the house. Our freezer is full of protein bought on sale, so I...

Grilled Shrimp with Ancho Chili and Cinnamon

Ancho Chili and Cinnamon Shrimp

This one is simple but oh so good.  You can use either shrimp in the shell or peeled, depending on what aspect of the Great Shell Debate you subscribe to.

clove spice rubbed and grilled chicken breasts

Grilled Chicken Breasts with Clove Spice Rub

When it comes to cloves, I'm a firm believer there is no middle ground.  Most people fall into two categories, those that love cloves and those that are repulsed by the hint of any taste even close to a clove.  I can't really decide where I fall on the issue, but I tend to think cloves are "just o...

Coffee rubbed and grilled pork chops

Grilled Pork Chops with Coffee Rub

"Coffee and pork chops?  I'm not eating that...".  My wife was hesitant, to say the least.  To be honest, I was a little unsure as well, but I had heard about this rub from enough people that I knew I had to give it a shot.  I faked some confidence and convinced my wife to allow me to try this c...