Southern Dry Rub
- Preparation time: 10 minutes
- Yield: About ½ cup of dry rub
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons ground paprika
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- ½ teaspoon ground mace or nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
Mix all ingredients in a small bowl.
- Rub on all surfaces of meat 2 to 3 hours before barbecuing.
Recipe adapted from Joy of Cooking, by Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, and Ethan Becker. New York: Scribner (1997).