One week from today is the 4th of July. Plenty of time to plan a special menu to share withyour family.Premixed barbecue seasonings are plenty and available wherever you shop but why not try making your own to rub on pork, beef, chicken or seafood. I’ve got one that’s sure to please your crowd. A little bit of heat and a little bit of sweet. All rolled into one tasty rub.Yummy. Homemade Barbecue Rub
3 tablespoons brown sugar2 teaspoons chili powder2 teaspoons paprika1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper1 teaspoon dry mustard1 teaspoon onion powder1 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepperCombine all ingredients in a small bowl. Store in airtight container until ready to use.Apply rub to dry meat or seafood. Allow to rest for about 30 minutes. Cook meat, or seafood, on grill until desired degree of doneness.For meat you can apply more rub halfway through cooking process, if you wish.The brown sugar adds the right amount of sweet and the cayenne makes for just enough heat.I rubbed this rub on pork tenderloin and the taste was right on barbecue. P.S. A jar of homemade rub makes for a nice summer hostess gift!