Tips For Using Barbeque Rubs

Posted on: 27 September 2019

If you love grilling out on warm summer evenings, you probably already know all of the secrets to perfectly prepared meat, such as hamburgers and steaks. Working barbeque rubs into your grilling routine, however, will give the meat even more flavor.

One way to impress friends and family members at your next cookout is by enhancing your grilled meat with a variety of barbeque rubs that you can find at almost any grocery store or gourmet food retailer. If you grill frequently or are planning a big special event, such as a wedding reception, summer holiday party, or a milestone birthday celebration, purchasing the rub in bulk from a food supplier may save you money. It'll also allow you to try several different rubs at one time and ensure that you'll also have some of the flavor enhancers on hand at all times. 

Barbeque rubs come in both wet and dry form, depending on your meat preparation preferences. Although you can apply both types of rubs to the meat with your hands, you can also marinade in the wet version. Dry rubs also typically have a longer shelf life than their wet counterparts.

All rubs generally feature salt and pepper but can contain a variety of different seasonings after that. For instance, a savory rub may contain garlic and onion powders, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, oregano, and cumin, while a sweeter rub might feature brown sugar or honey.

Here are some additional tips to consider when grilling with barbeque rubs:

1. Application

After you've fired up the grill, it's time to apply the barbeque rub to any type of meat, such as steak, pork chops, or chicken. Select the rub flavor you'd like, and then rinse the meat with cold water and pat dry. If you're using a dry rub, prepare the meat by rubbing olive oil into it, making sure to cover both the front and back. 

Either with bare or gloved hands, sprinkle a generous amount of seasoning onto the meat, and then start rubbing it in until it's evenly applied. You can apply several layers of the rub if you'd like a more intense flavor. You can use the same process with a wet rub, but you can also marinate the meat in it in a refrigerator either overnight or a few hours prior to grilling.

2. Grilling Process

When the meat is covered with the rub, place it on the hot grill, and cook for the length of time that you normally would. The rub doesn't require any additional grilling time and may give the meat an attractive browned color as it cooks. 

When it's done, allow the flavored meat to rest a few minutes before cutting it. You can apply additional rub to the meat when you're eating it if you prefer a stronger flavor. 

To learn more, contact a company like Butcher BBQ today.