Southwestern Rub

Flavor goes from ordinary to extraordinary when you grill with a rub. Chicken, pork and beef will never be the same.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 10 min
  • Servings 9

Ingredients

1
tablespoon chili powder
1
tablespoon vegetable oil
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1
large clove garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 Mix all ingredients.
  • 2 Spread rub evenly on 1 pound boneless meat (chicken, pork, beef) or 2 1/2 pounds 1/2-inch-thick pork chops. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes but no longer than 24 hours. Grill meat as desired.

Expert Tips

For a more pronounced flavor, rub the mixture on the food, then cover and refrigerate about an hour.

Because this rub has oil in it, it's known as a "wet rub" rather than the more typical "dry rub."

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Teaspoon
Calories
20
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
2%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
75mg
75%;
Total Carbohydrate
1g
1%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.