Brown Sugar Rub: Magnificent Meat

Brown Sugar RubWe’ve had a few very nice evenings as fall is ramping up to cool us down, so we took advantage of some nice weather and got the grill going a few times over the past couple of weeks.

A friend had recently given us a container of some brown sugar rub, so we decided to give it a try.  Wow!  It was so good on the chicken we cooked up the first night that we tried it again on some steaks a couple of nights later, and then pork and back to chicken.  

While it’s intended for pork or beef, it was probably best on the chicken, but a little bit of crispy skin with some caramelized sugar on it will do that.  It’s like the bacon of the poultry world.  A perfect blend of flavors to really bring out the flavor of whatever meat you’re grilling up.  We even tried it on a batch of baked chicken, and while not as great, it was still quite good.  I have no doubt it would work equally well on fish, but chicken or steak is where it’s at.

Very simple ingredients and outstanding results when cooked right.  Here it is for anyone who wants to give it a try:

Brown Sugar Rub Ingredients

  • 1 T. brown sugar 
  • 1 T. salt
  • 1 T. paprika
  • 1 T. chili powder
  • 1 T. ground black pepper