I've been invited to so many bbq since Memorial Day weekend and I always feel guilty just bringing with a bottle of wine. A while back, Alice and Lois posted a simple bbq rub recipe that I thought would be such a great idea to have on hand and give as a special gift for any host or hostess.
BBQ Spice Rub Recipe, from Alice & Lois
1/2 cup chili powder
1/2 cup brown sugar
5 tablespoons salt (I found this to be really salty, so you could cut it back)
4 tablespoons black pepper
4 tablespoons cumin
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons onion powder
4 tablespoons paprika
The recipe will make approximately 5-6 jars and since there's so much I had to try it for myself. Since I'm a vegetarian I thought I'd try it with some meat-free chicken strips. I dipped them in the rub and fried them in sunflower oil. It pairs well with a cider beer and some veggies, plus it's a quick meal for any weeknight.