Rufus Teague Meat Rub

Rufus Teague makes some of the tastiest Kansas City style BBQ sauces on the market. They combine quality, natural ingredients with stylish packaging to make one of a kind top-shelf sauces. I've been really impressed with Rufus Teague sauces and was anxious to see if their quality standards carried over to their Meat Rub.

Rufus Teague Meat Rub is packaged in conventional 6.5 oz. plastic shakers and is available in original and spicy varieties. The rub shares the same vintage label (one of my favorites) as their sauces. The texture is neither fine nor coarse, but somewhere in between. The rub has a great dark orange hue.

Meat Rub starts with a mix of brown sugar, salt and unspecified ground chilies. The main flavors are accented by the usual suspects, onion and garlic. The sugar and salt are well balanced, but the ground chilies are what elevate Rufus Teague's Meat Sauce above typical sweet and salty rubs. The chilies, though mild provide an entirely new dimension of flavor. This earthy, smokey element gives the rub more depth of flavor and makes it much more versatile. The spicy version simply builds on the original base by adding finely ground hot peppers for one last flavor dimension.

I used Rufus Teague Meat Rub on both smoked chicken and spare ribs. The rub was a good addition to both meats. I used the rub much more liberally on the chicken than the ribs because of the salt content. However, the salt proved not to be an issue. The chicken was flavorful, but not the least bit over salted . Because of the ground chilies, I think Meat Rub would also be an excellent compliment to smoked or grilled beef.

Rufus Teague's Meat Rub has become a valuable addition to my pantry. Like their sauces, Meat Rub is among the best products available in their respective categories. Rufus Teague's entire line of products appears to be top quality. To see more of their product, check out their website. See how Rufus Teague's Meat Rub rates on our "Product Reviews" page.

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