Looking for the best spice to use in your rubs? The kind of spices used in the best bbq restaurants? Experimentation is the best way to develop a good and original rub but here are a few go to spices that you should consider,
Salt: It just makes everything better.
Pepper: A mainstay of rubs and it is present in just about all of them.
Brown Sugar: Use dark brown sugar as a main ingredient in your rub. The caramelization will also help lock in moisture.
Cayenne: Adds a nice kick that can be subtle or extreme.
Cumin: Adds a heat the builds with every bite.
Oregano: Not just for Italian food.
Chili Powder: A key ingredient in Texas rubs.
Mustard: A good coating to smear on your meat for the rub to stick to.
Honey: Another good base for rubs to stick to.