This is my go to rub for pork loin, chicken, wings, and honestly anything BBQ’d including veggies. It is so easy, simple, and perfectly savory, sweet, with just a dash of spicy. This maple brown sugar dry rub is actually a little wet because of the maple syrup and the Worcestershire sauce that get mixed into it. It rubs into the meat and veggies super well this way and caramelizes beautifully. I’ve even put this in steak tacos and it was AMAZING!
Homemade Dry Rub
Making your very own dry rubs and marinades is the only way to go in my opinion. You get to really experiment with all the flavors and choose the spice level, the sweetness, all of it, yourself.
This particular maple brown sugar dry rub is our absolute favorite. So of course I had to share it 😉 We mostly use this rub mixture for pork loin or for ribs. We actually came up with it after a series of tests on our grilled pork loin which I am working on getting up on the blog soon. It gets some cuts into the middle, rub placed all over and through it, and then wrapped in bacon and grilled up. Are you drooling yet?
So this rub is more wet than full on dry rub. It has two liquid ingredients making it more of paste than your traditional dry rub. It goes on and clings to the meat or veggies super well though because of this and caramelizes with the juices in the meat because of the sugars in the maple and brown sugar. I’m drooling just thinking about it.
Making Maple Brown Sugar Dry Rub
So making this maple brown sugar dry rub or “wet” rub as it technically is, is so simple. Everything goes into a bowl or jar and you mix it all together. Apply it to your meat of choice and cook it up either in the oven until the meat is done, or on the grill (our favorite choice). This rub also works well on meat in the crock pot.
We have used this on just about everything. I honestly am already thinking of using it on the turkey at thanksgiving (I am always thinking ahead about food). I have even, like I said, put it in some steak tacos. Just add a can of diced tomatoes and instead of taco seasoning, add this rub and your tacos will be so savory, sweet, and delicious.
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If you love this recipe, be sure to try out:
- Salt and Vinegar Baked French Fries
- Crock Pot Pulled Pork (add this rub to the pork before cooking)
- Chia Peanut Butter Cookie Dough for dessert!
- 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
- 1 Tbsp Pure Maple Syrup
- 1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 2 tsp Seasoned Salt
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp Cumin
- 1 tsp Paprika
- 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
- Dash Cayenne Pepper, adjust according to your tolerance
- Combine all the ingredients together into a paste in a bowl or jar and apply to your meat or veggies of choice before cooking. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 jar Serving Size: 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 182Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 3222mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 2gSugar: 36gProtein: 2g
Nutritional information is not always 100% accurate.