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Secret BBQ Rub

500 Posts: 3,177
edited June 2014 in Sauces, Rubs, Marinades
I couldn't get over to get some Dizzy Dust, so I made my own BBQ rub. I'll share all the ingredients, except for what's in my Secret Salt. Long story on the recipe for that, but you have to marry into the family to get the recipe. 500's SECRET BBQ RUB: ½ cup Light Brown Sugar ¼ cup Sweet Paprika 1 tbsp. Chili Powder 1 tbsp. Onion Powder 1 tbsp. Garlic Powder 1 tbsp. Cayenne Pepper 1 tbsp. Secret Salt 1 tbsp. Fresh Cracked Black Pepper ½ tea. Coriander ½ tea. Ground Mustard
I like my butt rubbed and my pork pulled.
Member since 2009


  • DMW
    DMW Posts: 13,832
    Morgantown, PA

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  • Eggcelsior
    Eggcelsior Posts: 14,414
    Is your last name Lawry? :D
  • nolaegghead
    nolaegghead Posts: 42,102
    Potassium Chloride with a dash of R Kelly secret sauce?
    I love lamp..
  • NPHuskerFL
    NPHuskerFL Posts: 17,629
    @nolaegghead‌ yep that would really set it off. :)) pink curing salt or Himalayan salt?
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  • nolaegghead
    nolaegghead Posts: 42,102
    @NPHuskerFL - I'm just speculating.  Onion-style. That's only worth a squirt of piss.  ;)
    I love lamp..
  • TUTTLE871
    TUTTLE871 Posts: 1,316
    edited June 2014
    Secret ingredient is nutmeg! image

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  • Zmokin
    Zmokin Posts: 1,938
    The problem with store bought seasoning salts, rubs, etc is too much NaCl IMO. I nearly always mix my own, and I probably never make it the same anyway.    And with the exception of baking, anytime I make something from a recipe, I always use less salt than the recipe recommends.
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  • 500
    500 Posts: 3,177
    OK, so here's the story on the Secret Salt recipe.  Long ago, when I was a kid, we would visit friends of the family.  They had this seasoned salt.  My parents enjoyed the salt so much they asked for the recipe.  The line from them would always be, "I'll make you some, but I can't give you the recipe."  This went on for years until finally my parent's friends broke down gave the recipe to my parents.  Some years later, my parent's friends got a divorce.  She moved out of state and took the salt recipe with her.  He would still get together with my parents, but now he didn't have the recipe.  He asked my parent's for the salt recipe.  My parent's told him, "I'll make you some, but I can't give you the recipe."  It's been a family secret ever since.  It has like nine ingredients, of which one of those ingredients is a mix of a number of other things.  We use in place of table salt.
    I like my butt rubbed and my pork pulled.
    Member since 2009
  • berndcrisp
    berndcrisp Posts: 1,166
    Thanks for sharing!
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  • badinfluence
    badinfluence Posts: 1,774
    So do you have a single sister?
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  • 500
    500 Posts: 3,177
    edited June 2014
    I've considered marketing it and selling little bottles of it at Farmer's Markets and getting into local stores, but haven't made a run at it yet. I've made a low salt version that works as a general purpose rub. Thinking of other types of rub to incorporate it in.
    I like my butt rubbed and my pork pulled.
    Member since 2009
  • leo123
    leo123 Posts: 101
    any pics of the single women in your family. I may need the recipe for your Secret Salt
  • 500
    500 Posts: 3,177
    Wow. Thread rehash. Sorry, all the girls have been betrothed since they were 12. 
    I like my butt rubbed and my pork pulled.
    Member since 2009
  • Judy Mayberry
    Judy Mayberry Posts: 2,015
    edited September 2015
    What's the point of posting anything that's a "secret" so you can''t post it? Sure, you get a lot of attention for the story. so that's probably why you post it. I'm not grumpy, just don't like wasting my time.
    Judy in San Diego
  • Legume
    Legume Posts: 14,607
    True story, best pizza I ever had was a secret dough recipe with nothing but secret salt and secret rub on it.  I like a dry pizza so I skipped the secret sauce.
  • I know a secret about uncle toms cabin. 
  • blasting
    blasting Posts: 6,262

    My way of thinking is different I suppose.  I don't understand keeping recipes secret, unless money is being made from it.  

    Other than those on this forum, people are generally too lazy to cook anyway.

  • 500
    500 Posts: 3,177
    I made a new homemade rub this weekend that is different from the "secret" rub. I'll share it fully. 
    I like my butt rubbed and my pork pulled.
    Member since 2009