Meat Rub

All purpose meat and poultry rub
By Erick Erickson

1 cup turbinado sugar (sugar in the raw)
1/2 cup kosher salt
1 tbs black pepper, unless adding the options below, then reduce to 1 tsp.Optional:

2 tbs chili powder
1 tbs smoked paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper


First, note that you actually do want turbinado sugar instead of brown sugar because brown sugar will burn and turbinado is going to be fine.Mix all the ingredients together. Rub meat with an oil to help the rub stick.  Sprinkle over poultry and beef without packing on thick.  Pack on thick if doing pork.