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Paprika-Ancho Spice Rub

Total time 5 mins
Yield Makes 1 cup
"The ideal rub should have enough spice that you notice it, but not so much that it overpowers the meat," says Brian Perrone. He rubs this smoky-sweet spice blend, a variation on the one he uses at Slows, on baby back pork ribs and brined chicken before loading them into the smoker.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sweet paprika
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon plus 1 teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

How to Make It

  1. In a bowl, stir the ingredients together.