How to Make your own Homemade BBQ Rub and BBQ Sauce
Spice mixes and store bought sauces can be overrun with chemicals. I like to make my own mixes and sauces as much as possible to avoid many of these preservatives and additives that I don’t want in my body or the body of my family and children. BBQ rub and sauce is easy to make and tasty too. It’s less expensive as well.
Homemade spice mixes make great ingredients and great gifts as well.
I have multiple chemical sensitivity, so many preservatives, especially MSG and sulphites cause me to have an uncomfortable reaction. I like to avoid them as much as possible. Even if you don’t have sensitivities or allergies to things, they are just plain not good for you to consume!
When cooking at home, I make chemical free mixes such as this BBQ rub that my sister gave me the recipe for. When you make your own spice mixes, you can also tailor them to your needs and desires, such as gluten free, Paleo, or other eating plans you may be on. Click here to see how to make homemade taco seasoning mix and here to see how to make homemade ranch dip mix.
This recipe is delicious as well and it couldn’t be easier.
Check out the BBQ spice rub here:
- 1/4 C. raw sugar
- 1/4 C. paprika
- 2 T. black pepper
- 3 T. sea salt
- 2 tsp. garlic powder
- 2 tsp. smoke flavoring
- 2 tsp. onion powder
- 2 tsp. celery seed
- 1/4 tsp. dried cayenne
- Mix ingredients.
- Rub meat generously with spices, using 1 T. per pound of meat
Check out the BBQ sauce here:
- 1 T. BBQ rub mix
- 1 C. tomato sauce
- 1/2 C. honey
- 3 T. molasses
- 2 T. apple cider vinegar
- All ingredients can be dumped into slow cooker with 1 pound of meat and cooked on low for 6-8 hours.
- Sauce can be made in a saucepan and cooked until thickness desired.
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