Friday, September 23, 2011

What's The Secret to Texas Cooking?

Want to know why Texas food is so intoxicating with it's spicy, savory zest?  It's a dry rub!  That's what makes Texas barbecue different from other regions of the USA. Dry rub is a mixture of spices and is rubbed on the surface of whatever meat you choose, adding amazing flavor and a crusty texture.  It's great on beef, chicken, pork, burgers and even pot roast! I mix it up and store it in an air-tight container in my pantry to always have on hand.

Lone Star Dry Rub

Makes about 2 cups.


3/4 cup paprika
1/4 cup freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup chili powder
1/4 cup Kosher salt
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons onion powder
1 tablespoon ground cayenne

Thanks to Cheryl and Bill Jamison from their book Texas Home Cooking.

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