Tom Greenthumb Gardening

Monday, April 03, 2006

Oregano and Basil Dry Rub Spice Mix Recipe

Using two of my favorite herbs in a dry rub spice mix, creates an excellent herb recipe to liven up your next barbeque. This weeks featured herb, oregano, combined with a previous herb of the week, basil, makes one darn good dry rub.

You can use this herb recipe on your preferred meat. I've enjoyed it on chicken, pork, and beef. Here's the recipe:

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp salt

  • 1 tsp ground black pepper

  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder or dried garlic

  • 1 Tbsp onion powder or dried onion

  • 1 tsp dried oregano

  • 1 tsp dried basil

  • 2 Tbsp paprika

  • 1 tsp chile powder

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

Combine spices and all ingredients in a bowl until mixed thoroughly. This will cover around 5 pieces of meat. You then work the dry herb rub into the meat. It's best left overnight in the refrigerator.

Cook the meat either in a crock pot for around 4 hours on low, or bake in the oven for 2 - 2 1/2 hours at around 275F. You can also use this on the barbeque. Turns out delicious!

Using this dry herb rub on your next meat dish is sure to be a hit with family or friends. Brag a little and let them know you're using herbs grown in your garden.