Memphis BBQ Rub
Barbecue is all about "low and slow". Tennessee has been doing barbecue right for generations. The city of Memphis has a distinctive style of barbeque rub, although every family's recipe can vary significantly. One consistent component is a blend of brown and white sugars. Sauces and mops are generally set aside. Unique rubs, wood smoke, and cooking methods combine to create the true flavor of Memphis barbecue.
Brown and white sugar, paprika, kosher salt, garlic, onion, cumin, black pepper, chiles, coriander, ginger, thyme, rosemary, and Mexican oregano.
For that classic flavor, generously rub this seasoning on beef, lamb, pork, poultry, seafood, tofu, or veggies before barbecuing. If you're ready to break tradition, use this to make a mop or sauce. For a twist, try using to make dips, dressings or even sprinkle it on popcorn.