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Texas style BBQ rub

Texas style BBQ rub. Heavy on the chili powder and cayenne pepper. 

Recipe From : Chile Pepper Magazine - Sep/Oct 1990 

  • 1 11 Oz Can chili powder -- fine ground, light
  • 1 Tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons black pepper
  • 4 Tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 Cup lemon juice 


Thoroughly coat all surfaces of the meat with lemon juice, and rub in well. Combine all of the dry ingredients in a bowl, and sprinkle generously all over the meat, rubbing in well. Make sure that the meat is entirely covered. Store leftover rub in a tightly sealed container in the 'fridge. 

Red Caldwell is a freelance cook and food writer based in San Marcos, Texas. He is a fifteen-year veteran of competitive cooking--chili cookoffs, barbecue, and mountain oysters. His cookbook, Pit, Pot, and Skillet, is available from Corona Publishing of San Antonio, Texas.

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