Food Review: Pierre Signatures Country Fried Steaks
Food Review: Cookies Flavor Enhancer

Grilling Basics: Dry Rubs - Grilling Good Eats

Mike Thayer 2016 (2)By Mike Thayer

Dry Rubs
Grilling Good EatsDry rubs can be simple or complex, but basically, they’re a mixture of spices that are literally rubbed on the meat before putting it on the grill. Not sprinkled on, rubbed on. They add another layer of flavor to that brisket, whole chicken or St. Louis style ribs. There are all kinds of dry rubs available out there at your local grocery store. If you’re just starting to experiment with rubs, I recommend purchasing a few at the store and find a favorite. One of my go to off-the-shelf rubs is Cookies Flavor Enhancer. It’s a great all purpose seasoning, does justice on a variety of meats and heck, it’s even good mixed with a little mayonnaise for a bologna sandwich. And when in doubt, simple is good. There’s nothing at all wrong with simply rubbing your brisket or ribs with good old fashioned salt and pepper, especially if you’re just getting into BBQ and want to taste a new cut of meat or the flavor of that wood you’ve never cooked with before. You’ll really get to know your food this way and what cuts of meat you prefer, what kinds of wood deliver a flavor to your liking.

Read more grilling basics, tips and recipes at


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)