There are a lot of products out there for grilling and BBQ. I’m always on the look out for something unique or trying a classic recipe. Above all else, it must taste good. My experience with the vast array of BBQ cuisine essentials, while limited, is broad enough to know what I like. By no means am I judging which products are the best, it’s just my opinion based on the resources available to me. BBQ is highly territorial, much like college football, so there is never going to be a right or wrong choice when choosing the best ingredients for your backyard endeavors.
I present Major League Grilling “My top 5” series. The first installment of My Top 5 is all about rubs. The dry blend of herbs and spices creates a layer on the surface of the meat which is loaded with tons of flavor. Here are my favorite rubs…
5. McCormick’s GrillMates Sweet and Smoky
Spice and seasonings giant McCormick’s produces great stuff that you can find in any grocery store. This sweet and smoky rub is as close as you’re going to get to those expensive gourmet rubs. An absolute must on ribs.
4. Penzey’s BBQ 3000
This finely ground blend of spices is great on, but not limited to pork, beef, poultry, vegetables, fish, etc. A very classic BBQ flavor with a futuristic name.
3. Blues Hog
Very sweet, very coarse and very colorful. Blues Hog stands for quality in the BBQ world. This is a competition caliber type of rub. Its mind blowing on any cut of pork.
2. Dizzy Pig Pineapple Head
MLG got a call for ribs and pork steaks with this rub, it’s definitely competition worthy. This is a coarse and sweet rub that goes great with pork, fruit, vegetables and maybe on dessert!
1. Plowboys Yardbird
A perfect blend of sweet, savory and peppery for all cuts of meat, fish, vegetables, etc. I won 1st place in pork steaks with this rub. I always have a bottle on hand.