What's summertime without non-stop gatherings around the grill? Especially when the holidays approach, it's time for the BBQ wars. When it comes to barbecuing popularity, the holidays rank as follows: Independence Day (76%), Labor Day (62%), and Memorial Day (62%). When you make BBQ for the holidays or any summer gathering, you want your meat to be as tasty and flavorful as possible. In addition to the delicious smoky flavor from the grill, make it special with a variety of BBQ rubs.
1. Carolina-Style BBQ Rub
The Carolinas are known for a bounty of yummy and bold food. Now you can easily bring that flavor to your summer holiday meat. This rub uses onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, brown sugar, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Anything from the Carolinas is bound to please your guests at the grill.
2. Memphis-Style BBQ Rub
In addition to music, Memphis, TN, is also known for some killer BBQ. It consists of a blend of onion powder, paprika, brown sugar, black pepper, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, oregano, and chili powder. The smoky paprika and sweet brown sugar blend flawlessly for any meat rub. If you don't have time to go to Tennessee, bring Tennessee to your grill.
3. Kansas-Style BBQ Rub
Who knew that the land of the World Champion Chiefs also had its own BBQ rub? For this rub, you have the taste of celery salt, black pepper, cumin, garlic powder, and chili powder. Many people love using this particular rub on poultry dishes, but of course, you could still use it on beef and anything you like.
4. Texas-Style BBQ Rub
Last, but certainly not least, is the Texas-style BBQ rub. Even people who have never been to Texas are familiar with Texas-style grilling. A hot Texas BBQ rub consists of cayenne pepper, brown sugar, cumin, garlic powder, and chili powder. This rub is a little heavier on the cayenne heat, and you'll love the kick your mouth gets.
Partying by the grill during the summer is always bound for a good time. Give your meat an extra notch with some good old-fashioned BBQ rubs. While grilled meat will still taste good on its own, why not make sure it's the best flavor possible with some of these popular BBQ rubs. To get started with some delicious flavors this spring, check out our extended selection of BBQ rubs at Brooksies Propane!