So now you know me, I’m all about making my own spice mixtures. Call me cheap, call me frugal, call me whatever you want but while you’re out there spending $10 on a teensy bottle of stuff, I’m at home making jugs of this stuff for that much AND it’s a bajillion times better AND I know exactly what’s going in it.
In order for me to share the recipe for the Pulled BBQ Chicken Caramelized Onion Jarlsberg Pizza, you need to know the spice mixture for it first for the dry rub. Sure I could sit here and calculate it down to just enough of this and that for the recipe however I highly doubt you want to measure out 1/32nd of a tsp of salt and 1/64th tsp of garlic.. Yeah… I didn’t think so:)
Plus, look at it this way.. once you make this spice mixture, you can have this on hand all the time AND these make AWESOME gifts for the holidays and just little “thinking of you” baskets. I know I personally would LOVE LOVE LOVE a gift basket full of stuff like this *hint hint.. my birthday is in May folks*
I’ve been using this forever! This is awesome on chicken, shrimp, lobster (on the grill is AMAZING!), vegetables and so forth!
- 1/2 cup kosher salt
- 1 Tbl plus 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 5 Tbl plus 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 2 Tbl chipotle chili pepper
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 4 Tbl white sugar
- 1 Tbl plus 1 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp dry mustard
- Put all the ingredients in a bowl and stir.
- Place in air tight containers and store in a cool, dry place.