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Kick Butt Meat Rub

From the kitchen of field editor Holly Balzer-Harz of Malone, New York: My kids gave me a smoker for my birthday last year, so I'm always looking for new rub combos. I took one that I made up shortly after getting the smoker, and added in the Spicy Chocolate Cinnamon Cane Sugar for a change of pace and a little kick.


  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 heaping tablespoon Gustus Vitae spicy chocolate cinnamon cane sugar
  • Meat of choice


  • Mix all ingredients. Rub over the surface of your favorite meat. You can do this ahead for a dry marinade, or just before smoking or roasting.

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