My husband just bought us a smoker!!!! It's a whole new world of fun!!!! Woohoo!! I love love love it!! I know in the past I have shared with you my joy of playing with my spices. Like on my Sweet Heat Chicken wings....That's a great dry rub!!! Perfect for wings and so much more. Well, I have been playing again and came up with this deep, dark, rich rub. I have used it on wings....and it is fantastic. Ribs....crazy good. And on a great steak....ridiculous!!! It is made with a coffee and cocoa combination so it is a very deep rich flavor but spiced up with some heat...and of course sweetened with some brown sugar. Keep an eye out for my Rib Recipe because this dry rub with an added layer of honey......just saying...buy alot of ribs!!
I also thought, let's make a lot at once ahead of time, so you will always have it on hand. It stores great in these mason jars and it looks sooo pretty too!!!! Would also make a great hostess gift when invited to a bbq. You could bring a couple of steaks and this beautiful jar.....the hostess will love it!!
COFFEE & COCOA DRY RUB
2 CUPS BROWN SUGAR 1/2 CUP INSTANT ESPRESSO COFFEE 2 TBLSP KOSHER SALT 1/2 TBLSP BLACK PEPPER 2 TBLSP SMOKED PAPRIKA 1 TBLSP ONION POWDER 2 TBLSP GARLIC POWDER 1 TSP CHILI POWDER 1 TSP CHIPOTLE POWDER 3 TBLSP DARK COCOA POWDER
All there is to say is..........start with the brown sugar and layer it all in the jar evenly so the layers look beautiful if you are using it as a gift. If not just throw it all in and shake it up!!! Store in your pantry until ready to use!!
Make it....store it...and get ready for some great recipes to come!! ENJOY!!!