Low and Slow

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Barbecue is a very interesting type of food in that it is found in several corners of the world in various ways, but they all have the same basic traits. By definition, barbecuing means to slow-cook meat at a low temperature for a long time over wood or charcoal. Various forms are popular in the Caribbean, Mexico and the United States. The reasoning behind barbecue is that when cooking wild animals, regardless of the animal, their meat tends to be much more stringy and tougher. This is because the animals build up that tough muscle that can be hard to eat if it doesn’t have a chance to tenderize over fire.

Here are 10 of our most popular Low and Slow Blends:

Pork Stank - Pork Stank has been on of our top selling pork rubs since we added it to our site several years ago. It was created for us by one of our customers who has a top notch competition barbecue team (and a successful barbecue catering  business on the side). This is a flavorful all purpose pork rub and is more sweet than hot (like all great pork rubs). This 16 ingredient pork rub has won several competitions in both the pork butt and pork rib categories.

Kansas City BBQ Rub
 - With more than 100 BBQ restaurants Kansas City is considered by many to be the "BBQ Capital of the World". This style of slow cooked meat has evolved from its earliest roots from Henry Perry’s inner city pit in the early 1900’s. One of the signature characteristics of a classic Kansas City BBQ is the liberal use of BBQ sauce. The Kansas City sauce is tomato based with a flavor profile that’s spicy, tangy and sweet. To balance these strong flavors the Kansas City BBQ rubs tend to be less sweet and a bit more savory as this provides the best compliment to the wet, sweet sauce.

Little Rock BBQ Rub
 - Sensational flavor is paramount to a Little Rock BBQ and it takes slow cooking with apple, cherry, hickory and sassafras woods often over pecan coals. Continuous basting results in out of this world moistness and tenderness. Our Little Rock BBQ Rub is not too sweet and not too heavy and is packed with a variety of flavors that bring a very complex and savory taste to pulled pork or pulled chicken.

Memphis Style Rib Rub
 - Memphis has developed quite a reputation for its dry barbecue dishes. Our Memphis Style BBQ Rib Rub is very flavorful, made from a home made Memphis recipe and is meant to be used on ribs. The hallmark of a classic Memphis style BBQ is that the ribs are cooked for a long time until the meat becomes so tender that it practically falls off the bone. Unlike most pork rubs this one contains no sugar.

Smoked Tea Rub - We originally created this rub to use on a roasted pork loin but have since used it on oven cooked ribs, chicken, seafood, steak and vegetables. Based on what we’ve tried so far I think that the flavor would also lend itself to wild game as well.  This rub has a rich deep sweetness with strong but not overpowering smokiness and subtle herby notes.

Honey Chipotle Rub
 - his is our most popular chicken rub and also works great on white fish. Now while this is one of our simpler rubs, with just a few spices and herbs, it certainly isn’t lacking in flavor! This blend has the ideal balance of sweet and heat. We absolutely love the sweet taste provided by the honey combined with the smoky flavor of the ground chipotle powder. The granulated honey really helps to form an ideal crust that all good barbequed, grilled or smoked chicken, fish and ribs should have. The crust helps seal in the moisture and makes for a juicier meat.

Bourbon Molasses Rub
 - This rub has quickly become one of our more popular grilled chicken seasonings. Now while it was developed with chicken in mind it’ll also work well on smoked or roasted pork and grilled fish. The flavor has a noticeable yet somewhat mysterious sweetness followed by a smooth earthiness from the garlic and onion. Then you’ll pick up a bit of heat that hits the back of your throat with some lingering citrus notes.

Nashville Hot Chicken -
 While this was originally created as a seasoning to mixed with flour to make fried chicken it is also quite versatile and is amazing when used to slow cook chicken or wings. It does have a nice blast of heat that dissipates quickly.

Applewood Chipotle Rub
 - This is destined to become one of our most popular rubs. We’ve used this on everything from chicken to salmon to ribs. The flavor profile of this blend gives just the right amount of sweetness and you’ll certainly pick up a delightful balance of heat from the chipotle and the black pepper. The heat is not overpowering at all. 

Beef Brisket Rub - Great beef brisket is built on layers of flavor and those layers start with the barbecue rub. Brisket rubs can be simple or complex and a great rub creates a crunchy, flavorful, rich crust which is known as the bark. Beef rubs and pork rubs are not created equal and shouldn’t be interchanged. While pork rubs tend to be rely on a base of sweetness (lots of sugar) smoked brisket rubs are built more on a foundation of salt and pepper. Rubs are used to enhance the flavor of your meat and a good beef brisket rub uses salt as it helps to form the crucial crust or bark.  
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  • 100397 001 Pork Stank 1/2 Cup Jar (3.1 oz net wt)
  • 100324 001 Kansas City BBQ Rub 1/2 Cup Jar (2.4 oz net wt)
  • 100328 001 Little Rock BBQ Rub 1/2 Cup Jar (2.4 oz net wt)
  • 100323 001 Memphis Style BBQ Rib Rub 1/2 Cup Jar (2.1 oz net wt)
  • 100808 001 Smoked Tea Rub 1/2 Cup Jar (3.6 oz net wt)
  • 100393 001 Honey Chipotle Rub 1/2 Cup Jar (3.5 oz net wt)
  • 1001008 001 Smoky Molasses Rub 1/2 Cup Jar (3.2 oz net wt)
  • 100894 001 Nashville Hot Chicken 1/2 Cup Jar (2.9 oz net wt)
  • 100745 001 Applewood Chipotle Rub 1/2 Cup Jar (3.4 oz net wt)
  • 100741 001 Beef Brisket Rub 1/2 Cup Jar (3.1 oz net wt)

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