BBQ Salt

NOTES:  

  • A typical large spice container holds 1.5 to 2.5 lbs. by weight and 3.25-4 cups by volume.  Measurements in this recipe are by volume.
  • I prefer to use Granulated vs. Powdered spices.  They should resist caking.
  • Don’t use a bowl and a whisk to mix the ingredients.
    • Even large bowls are too small
    • Whisks don’t really mix the ingredients well.  
  • Use a full size steam table pan to mix in and use a potato masher to stir the spices.
    • The pan is large enough to mix up to 10 lbs.
    • The potato masher mixes well and brings any lumps to the surface where you can break them with your fingers.
    • You also need to use your hand to pull up the contents of the corners of the pan to ensure they get mixed in.  

Uncle Roger’s Original Recipe Ingredients:

(Rumored to be from a famous Oklahoma BBQ Restaurant circa 1975)
  • 1 part chili powder
  • 2 parts salt
  • 1 part seasoning salt
  • 1 part garlic salt
  • 1 part meat tenderizer Adolph’s no MSG
  • 1/8 part pepper

Randy’s Alternate Lower Sodium From-Scratch Recipe:

NOTE:  Makes 5 large containers or about 10 lbs.

This rub is approximately half salt so…we can only use 1.5 to 2 tsp per lb of meat.  If mixed 50% with brown sugar, we can use 3 to 4 tsp per lb.

By Parts:
  • 2 parts Kosher Salt
  • 1 parts Adolph’s No MSG Meat Tenderizer
  • 0.5 parts Paprika
  • 0.5 parts Granulated Garlic
  • 0.125 parts Oregano
  • 0.125 parts Granulated Onion
  • 0.125 parts Sugar
  • 0.125 parts Black Pepper
  • 0.125 parts Cayenne Pepper
  • 0.125 parts Cumin
By Volume:
  • 6.5 Cups Kosher Salt (2 Sam’s Club size containers)
  • 4 Cups Adolph’s No MSG Meat Tenderizer (1 Sam’s Club size container)
  • 2 Cups Paprika (about 1/2 container)
  • 2 Cups Granulated Garlic (about 1/2 container)
  • 1/2 Cup Oregano
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Onion
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Cup Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 Cup Cumin
By Weight:
  • 72 oz. (4.5 lbs.) Kosher Salt
  • 44 oz. Adolph’s No MSG Meat Tenderizer
  • 9 oz. Paprika
  • 13 oz. Granulated Garlic
  • 1 oz. Oregano
  • 2.75 oz. Granulated Onion
  • 5.5 oz. Sugar
  • 3.25 oz. Black Pepper
  • 2.75 oz. Cayenne Pepper
  • 2.5 oz. Cumin
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