Spotlight Spice: Iowa Pork BBQ Rub

Iowa Pork BBQ Rub

“Tennessee might be known for it’s BBQ,” says AllSpice owner Rory, “but Iowa is known for its pork!" Iowans love delicious BBQ pork, and AllSpice customers agree this blend is one of the best.

Our Iowa Pork BBQ Rub is a combination of sweet, BBQ flavors. The sweetness comes from sugar, which also helps the rub caramelize nicely as it cooks. It’s well balanced with flavors of garlic, paprika, and chili powder.

The easiest and most obvious way to use the Iowa Pork BBQ Rub is to rub your pork chop, ribs, or loin thoroughly with the rub prior to grilling or smoking. You can also make a paste from the rub by using your favorite extra virgin olive oil – we particularly like citrus fused oils like our Eureka Lemon or Persian Lime fused olive oils. The rub is also a good base blend - use it as a starter and add some of your other flavors. For example, Rory likes to make a mix of 2 parts Iowa Pork BBQ Rub, 1 part Espresso Rub, 1 part Mo’Rub Blend for his ribs.

This blend’s usefulness goes beyond pork too. It’s the key ingredient in a state-fair-winning party mix, is an excellent seasoning for homemade potato chips, and is great for roasting seeds and root vegetables.

If you’ve not given this blend a try, pick up a jar in the shop or online and you’ll understand what all the fuss is about. It’s TERRIFFIC!

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