Sunday, May 19, 2019

What are the Best BBQ Rubs Money Can Buy?

Some say that BBQ Rubs are the actual heart of the barbecue.  For many years the most standard of seasoning formats was simply salt and pepper.  Salt a natural preservative added to this tree born complement pepper to heighten the taste and sensation of standard meats.  Most meats hundreds of years ago were heavily coated in salts to prevent spoilage.  And it wasn't until the upper classes of society moved away from laboriously produced meat products into alternative grain and vegetable products that peppers made their way into the pantheons of culinary faire.  True high end sauced foods and culinary preparations were borne in France under the watchful eyes of Elisabeth Brassart a master at converting simple cooking style in elegant fanciful creations worthy of Michelin stars.

But our topic and interest today is in the area of BBQ Rubs or as some more aptly put it Barbecue Seasoning Rubs.  The term "Rubs" is simply a short affectation for the slang use of Barbecue.  And as most of us know that real term Barbecue is derived from the Spanish word "Barbacoa" meaning to cook foods slowly over and open flame.  The cooking foods slowly part is the true adaption of barbecue however, with today's modern appliances in the collective area of barbecue the key focus is toward slow cooking with some sort of smoke application.  The BBQ Rub is seen more as a necessary evil that leads to the ultimate and final form of cooking which is grilling at a reasonable rate with the addition of some tenderizing agent.  Although mistakenly applied smoke is not a tenderizing agent but rather a flavor coating that can lend to a sense change in the ways meats or vegetables are consumed.

BBQ Rubs for their worth are concocted and applied in a multitude of formats. 

The differences of the Rubs being either "Wet" or "Dry" which will add to or detract from the taste of the meat.  For our discussion and subsequent products reviews we will focus on the Dry application of these Rubs.

As one famous author commented "Always begin with the end in mind".  Truer words could not be said when it comes to barbecue.  Too often the unskilled may set off to create a masterful effort cooking ribs, chicken and steaks without considering the time element required in the preparatory phases as well as the cooking time or the marinating time required to complete the task. So, let's set off on this road of discovery.  Consider first the requirement of time in marinating or preparation.  Let's also focus on some form of meat and for this discussion we'll use Pork Ribs.  Ribs come is varying cuts, Baby Back, St. Louis, Spareribs, Loin backs and more.  We'll us the general version Baby Backs or in many circles Loin Backs which are collected somewhat high up on the back of the pig.  These Baby Backs are most closely associated with the bone-in-pork chops but just don't have that continuing loin muscle attached.  Baby Back ribs are delineated by the fairly obvious curvature of the bones with meat spread between the bones and over the top surface.  The curved underside is primarily the lining containing fat that separates the bones from the stomach of the pig.

To marinate or not to marinate versus injection.  This three segment discussion has plagued the barbecue competition world for the last 30 years where marinades and dry rubs are concerned and the last 10 years where injections are concerned.  I've used all three methods in various settings with varying results.  The wet marinade I believe works best for meats like steaks and chops which will be seared or grilled at relatively high temperature for a somewhat short period of time.  Dry marinades are meant to be added to the cleaned and prepared meat with plenty of time on hand.  The marinades can take from 2 hours to 20 hours to properly deliver the desired flavor to the meat.  When we say desired flavor that's where the real concern lays considering how much sugar or salt is within the marinade will determine the end result and flavoring of the meat.  Also considering applications of such elements as Rosemary, Oregano, Tarragon or other root vegetable elements used to flavor the meat.

In the case of injection a device is used to directly drive a liquid marinade within the confines and pockets of the meat.  The hope is that the liquid when delivered within the confines of these pockets will actually balloon up capturing and containing the liquid while it softens the area in which it is held.  The injection process requires multiple injection sites sometimes upwards of 20 or 30 to ensure the meat is fully marinated.  The issue at this point is with so much injected marinade are you really barbecuing or simply flavoring meat much like the flavoring of candy.  Also, when injecting it's best to have a proven marinade that will deliver the flavor.  Experimentation of marinades is best left to the experts so consulting some documentation or online guide is a good way of safeguarding the end results for both you and your guests.

Let's discuss the types of dry marinades we use at Jake's Famous Foods to improve and enhance the flavor of our barbecue.  Let's start with the basics and when we say basics we're talking about application on one of the most common meat types, steak.  Depending on the type of steak either, filet mignon, chuck steak, porterhouse steak, round steak, rib eye steak, cube steak or other then desired end result is to actually taste the flavor of the meat without overpowering it.  We've found that some key combinations of sugars like brown or natural brown or turbinado work best in combination with elements of Kosher level salts.  The Koshered salts appear in almost flake like forms concentrating in particular segments of the meat with overpowering the steak with a too salty format.  In addition to sugars and salts we've found that a combination of plant and vegetable elements like Oregano, Turmeric, Tarragon along with Garlic, Mustard and Onion powders allow the marinade the ability to adhere to the capillary regions of the steak providing a pathway for the remaining ingredients to enter and thus tenderize while flavoring the meat.

As you might expect naturalists prefer that a truly good cut of meat receive little if no seasoning at all and should only be seared on a hot cast iron pan for less than a minute per side.  Steaks of this nature can cost well into the double digits approaching a triple digit cost level.  While we agree that higher choice and prime steaks are better cuts of meat we find it almost impossible for the average person to afford to enjoy this level of quality on a daily basis and thus the addition of BBQ Rubs to enhance the flavors of everyday average person steaks that range in the moderate to medium double digits at the checkout counter.  To achieve this everyday level of steak perfection we offer our Tri Tip, Steak and Rib BBQ Rub.  This BBQ Rub is complemented with all the well known table ingredients like rich brown sugar, Kosher smoked salt, turmeric, tarragon, mustard, coarse ground black pepper and hints of garlic and onion.  This is the poor man's bbq rub marinade that can easily be used as simply as the name implies on tri tip, steaks and ribs.  Easy application with little to no fuss in the marinade cycle at a minimum two hours and further good to excellent absorption into the capillaries of the meat to aid in tenderization.  This is sheer BBQ rub perfection that is meant to be used sparingly or generously depending on your level of taste preference.



In addition to our Tri Tip, Steak and Rib BBQ Rubs we've built a superior version Memphis BBQ Rub termed Memphis Blues Dry Rub "Sugar Free".  Memphis being known over the last hundred years for it's direct relation to music halls and performance stages featuring the "Blues" we created a BBQ Rub that captures the essence of that spirit.  Our Memphis BBQ Rub is a true complement to the authentic natural style recipes of Memphis.  Recipes that did not focus on high levels or in many case zero levels of sugar.  And when we spent time in Memphis understanding the culture and heritage of these historic avenues we set out to build a product that would honor and aptly frame the city for it's brotherhood, kindness to fellow man and their drive to deliver good times and quality results to all who visit their hallowed locations.  We believe our Memphis dry rub is a kissing cousin to some of the most famous BBQ Rubs to ever come out of Memphis.  Garnered with rich, smoky Paprika, smoked salt, essence of celery salt, chili power, black pepper and hints of garlic this Memphis style BBQ Rub will have you singing your praises as it performs it's magic on your ribs, chicken, steaks and more.

And finally for this discussion what would a good BBQ Rub be without a Tri Tip rub?  It's funny that in so many states we've found that many have never even heard of tri tip.  While so many others know it simply as a steak related roast cut.  We here on the Central Coast of California know that Tri Tip is King in these parts.  Tri Tip is a triangular cut taken from the lower front section of the sirloin of the cow and is most cases considered to be an almost muscle like segment. Which overall explains the fact that tri tip requires some peculiar treatments which result in an almost buttery like texture when properly cooked.  The tri tip when aptly seasoned and marinated is seared on all sides then set off away from the main flame and allowed to roast indirectly until the meat reaches an almost medium rare to medium cooked state.  The tri tip then is allowed to rest for a minimum half hour then is sliced perpendicular to the grain of the meat and when all these steps are followed correctly the end results is tri tip heaven.  The meat is reddish in color, uniform in appearance, juicy and slightly complex with no aftertaste just plain beefy goodness.  And that's why we made our Pure Santa Maria Tri Tip BBQ Rub.  This Tri Tip BBQ Rubs' only desire is to improve the flavor of your meat.  It does that job by delivering fresh levels of Kosher Smoked salt, Coarse ground black pepper, fresh sprigs of Parsley, hints of garlic and almost imperceptible amounts of mustard and onion.  This is the BEST BBQ Rub money can buy and delivers premium flavors at average prices without all the hype but with all the action of a true BBQ Rub.

There are a few more BBQ Rubs in our stable of dry rubs however, we wanted to focus only on those that we classify as true steak, rib, and tri tip BBQ Rubs for this go round.  In addition to our BBQ Rubs for Steaks, Ribs and Tri Tip we've got some killer BBQ Rubs that support your health while delivering enormous flavor.  Our San Ysidro BBQ Rub is a complex yet completely natural dry rub without the weight of sugar and yet it inspires the taste buds with right complements of Paprika, Cumin, Garlic and onions.  This is the perfect dry rub for your vegetables, for rice, eggs, soups and salads.  Along with the San Ysidro dry rub is our Santa Barbara Smoked Seafood BBQ Rub.  Our Santa Barbara Rub was actually our first dry rub designed to give our family and customers options when grilling and frying seafood.  We noticed an inadequate supply of products in the market that support fish focused diets so we set out to create stellar products that deliver the flavor without immense calorie loads that some products provide.  In addition to our Santa Barbara Rub is our California Chipotle Dry rubs a sweet heat centric dry rub that capitalizes on Southwestern level flavors with a combined spiciness that make your mouth water.  And last but not least is an all time favorite our California Chicken BBQ Rub.  This inspired dry rub focuses as you might expect on Chicken. This is a superior quality dry rub that delivers the most succulent chicken you've ever tasted.  The rub is perfect leaving a golden brown to medium yellow tint on the meat and has just the right amount of spiciness to make your chicken mouthwatering.  This is an all time favorite and a BBQ Rub you should get immediately.

We hope we've answered some questions regarding what are BBQ Rubs and what do BBQ Rubs do. 


For more information on our BBQ Rubs please consult our BBQ Rub page and also see our direct links to each BBQ Rub.

Thanks for your time and Happy Barbecuing.
Jake

Tri Tip, Steak and Rib BBQ Rub
Memphis Blues BBQ Rub
Pure Santa Maria Tri Tip BBQ Rub



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Thursday, April 11, 2019

BBQ Dry Rub for Ribs Recipe



BBQ  Dry Rub for Ribs 


What can be better than the aromas of fine barbecued meats sending up wafting smoke to tickle the noses of some of the most discerning palates. Driven by full flavored bbq rubs for ribs and meats these are rich, natural flavors that combine to make your particular brand of barbecue the best it could possibly be. We like to say that ribs taste good thinking that the meat itself is the primary actor in this chorus of taste. But in fact, the meat is actually the carrier of some of the finest spices and seasonings available to man. Believing and saying that meats taste good is driven directly through the barbecue, and grilling or smoking process.

BBQ Rub types defined by Webster as "a mixture of herbs and spices and similar dry ingredients that are rubbed onto the surface of food (most often meat) to add flavor. The dry rub also creates a crust on the surface of food that is grilled or broiled." So, this belief that meats taste good is subject to the combinations that employed in the actual makeup of the dry rub itself. And where a dry rub for ribs is concerned it's the combination of juices, liquids, sinews, powders, granules, and spices all combined to deliver one specific taste at one specific point in time.

Taste is somewhat subjective since each of us has a different level of sensation, especially where our palates are concerned. But what we know is that each of us technically can discern the difference between sugar, salts, spices, and herbs. And so when we say that a bbq rub is "good". What we are in fact complimenting is the expression of those salts or peppers on our palate.

The best bbq dry rubs for ribs and meats is one that commonly uses salt and pepper.


A key component in bbq rubs like Montreal, Jerk, Texas Style is salt defined as a savory component that is a white crystalline substance that gives seawater its characteristic taste and is used for seasoning or preserving food. Whereas pepper is defined as being pungent, hot-tasting powder or granules prepared from dried and ground peppercorns commonly used also to spice food or is reserved as a condiment for the purposes of adding flavor. Each of these elements serves their individual needs, however, when added to foods they present themselves and additionally heighten the flavors of that item they are added to.

In the case of dry rubs, we focus on the big four, salts and peppers that are combined with additional sugary, and spice-laden elements to create flavor as the dry rub is tasted on the palate.

General Rib Rubs takes advantage of the very nature of spices, salts, and peppers each of these elements presenting them in balance drawing out the natural flavor of the meat. Similar to musical composition flavors come into focus at key moments during the orchestral equivalent of the chorus of smoke, heat, time, meat makeup and personal desire formulated as a degree of hunger.

A bbq rib rub is much like a wine with its complexities in that the dry rubs first notes can be determined on the palate first with its individual saltiness, followed by an herb note and complimented with sugars either white or brown and finally a pepper-laden note. A good dry rub takes advantage of the science afforded it and seeks to draw out the best flavors of the meat it is presented on. But bbq rub for ribs alone are not enough to improve the flavor of the meat. First one must start with a reasonable cut that is properly trimmed and prepared.

When it comes to smoking meats or in the case of Bresaola where dried meats employ the use of dry rubs we look to combinations of salts sugars, peppers and herbs to drive home their place in the symposium. The critical elements are ensuring that the dry rub doesn't conflict with the desired end result of the seasoning blend. A dry rub that is heavily laden in sugar might not be the right fit for the wood smoke that is strong in ash or black walnut. The fact that the wood may impart a bitter taste to the food is enough to reconsider the type of wood used. Better woods for sugary laden dry rubs might be cherry or apricot that adds a mild almost hickory note that goes well with poultry and pork.

Dry rubs that are laden in salts and herbs may well benefit from smoking woods like Apple, Almond, and Citrus varieties. One wood type that gets very little airtime in Grapevine. I've used grapevines a number of times and the smoke that is derived from the bark is almost sweet in flavor aromatic with hints of sweet grapes. A truly awesome wonder wood type for smoking.

But back to our primary topic: What makes a Dry Rub good or great for smoking? The end result is the trigger for finding the right type of wood. Whether your focus is to smoke steaks, ribs or chops each has its own brand or type of wood that favors smoking. The critical makeup of dry rubs for Steaks is its ability to impart an almost earthiness to the meat much like that which is delivered when using Hickory or Red Oak. For ribs, one wants to truly taste the pork goodness and only woods like Almond, Peach, Plum, Apple, and Red Oak deliver that rich smokiness that matches the sugars, salts, herbs and spices of the dry rub.

When properly paired with wood smoke dry rub ribs can impart a sense of luxury and extravagance to the meat. We've paired our best dry rubs with some key wood types to help you in your decision making. See our listing below as a guide. In addition, we've added some of our best dry rub for ribs recipes. These recipes are easy to make and make use of ingredients that every household has on hand. But let's look at our stock of dry rubs for ribs options when combined with key smoking woods that will make your barbecue exceptional.

Santa Barbara Rub (Alder, Apricot, Grapevine, Mesquite, Orange, Pecan)

San Ysidro Rub (Red Oak, Almond, Peach, Grapevine, Mesquite, Pecan, Pear)

Santa Maria Dry Rub (Almond, Peach, Red Oak, Mesquite, Hickory, Lemon)

Memphis Blues Dry Rub (Almond, Peach, Grapevine, Hickory, Cherry, Maple, Grapefruit)

California Chipotle Dry Rub (Peach, Plum, Cherry, Apple, Grapevine, Red Oak, Almond)

California Chicken Dry Rub (Almond, Red Oak, Mesquite, Cherry, Apple, Grapevine, Maple, Mulberry)

Best Dry Rub for Ribs Recipes:



Homemade Cajun Rib Rub Recipe


  • 8 tablespoons paprika
  • 3 tablespoons cayenne
  • 6 tablespoons ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons garlic ground
  • 3 tablespoons onion ground
  • 6 tablespoons sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 4 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 4 tablespoons dried thyme



  • Santa Maria Basic Rib Rub


    • 3 Tablespoons Granulated Garlic
    • 2 Tablespoons Salt
    • 2 Tablespoons Coarse Ground Black Pepper


    • Brown Sugar Sweet and Spicy Rib Rub


      • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
      • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
      • 1 tablespoon Hungarian paprika
      • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander seed
      • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
      • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
      • 2 teaspoons granulated garlic
      • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt


      • Santa Maria Rib Rub Brown Sugar Recipe


        • 3 Tablespoons Granulated Garlic
        • 2 Tablespoons Salt
        • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
        • 2 Tablespoons Coarse Ground Black Pepper


        • Ranch Style Rib Rub Recipe


          • 4 Teaspoons Garlic Powder
          • 2 Teaspoons Paprika
          • 2 Teaspoons Dried Orange Peel
          • 1 Teaspoon Chili Powder
          • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
          • 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt


          • Smoky Rib Rub Recipe


            • 1/4 Cup Salt
            • 1 Teaspoon Smoked Hickory Powder
            • 1 Tablespoon Ground Black Pepper
            • 1 Tablespoon Paprika
            • 2 Teaspoons Cayenne Pepper
            • 2 Teaspoons Dried Oregano
            • 2 Teaspoons Granulated Garlic
            • 2 Teaspoons Ground Cumin



            • Chicago Style Rib Rub Recipe
              • 4 Tablespoons Sugar
              • 2 Tablespoons Kosher Salt
              • 2 Tablespoons Black Pepper
              • 2 Tablespoon Smoked Paprika
              • 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
              • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder


              Coriander Tarragon Rib Rub


              • 1 3/4 cups white sugar
              • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
              • 1/4 cup Hungarian sweet paprika
              • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
              • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
              • 1/2 cup salt
              • 2 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
              • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
              • 1 teaspoon coriander pepper
              • 1 teaspoon tarragon
              • 1 teaspoon Turmeric


              • Greek Style Ribs


                • 3 Lbs of Baby Back Ribs "uncooked"
                • 5 Garlic cloves
                • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Rind
                • 1/2 Cup Onion
                • 4 Tablespoons Oregano "fresh"
                • 1/4 Cup Lemon Juice
                • 1 Tablespoon Honey
                • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
                • 1 Teaspoon Pepper - Coarse Ground


                • Merlot Dry Rub Ribs
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                  • 8T Light brown sugar
                  • 3T Salt
                  • 2 T Jake's Tri-Tip Steak and Rib Rub Seasoning
                  • 1/2t Ground black pepper
                  • 1/2t Cayenne pepper
                  • 1/2t Jalapeno seasoning
                  • 1/2t Old Bay Seafood seasoning
                  • 1/2t Rubbed thyme
                  • 2t Onion powder


                  • Rosie's Rib Rub Recipe


                    • 4-5 cans of Beer (regular not light beer)
                    • 3 Cloves of garlic
                    • 1 Tablespoon of Sea Salt (table salt can be used if Sea Salt is not available)
                    • 1 Tablespoon of Fresh Ground Pepper
                    • 1 Pot large enough to cover the ribs with water
                    • 6 Tablespoons Honey
                    • 1 Tablespoon Cumin
                    • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
                    • ½ Tablespoon Onion Powder
                    • ½ Tablespoon Cayenne Pepper


                    • Sesame Rib Rub Recipe


                      • 1 Rack of Baby Back Ribs
                      • 1 Tbs Garlic Salt
                      • 1 Tbs Coarse Ground Black Pepper
                      • 2 Tbs Sesame Oil
                      • 1 Tbs Soy Sauce (Light or Regular)
                      • 2 Tbs Sugar
                      • 2 Tbs Chile Oil
                      • 1 Tbs Cornstarch
                      • 1 Tbs Sesame Seeds
                      • 1 Cup of Jake's Original BBQ Sauce


                      • Each of these dry rubs is designed to impart just the right amount of flavor at just the right time. But the real test is in the results you will receive.

                        Last but not least is the mental imagery that one receives when you try out your very favorite ribs recipes. I often tell people that barbecue is about memory and a form of that muscle memory for the palate and the brain. Most people will gravitate to experiences they had when they were young children, especially where barbecue is concerned. Each of us is trying to bring back our most favorite experience and that absolutely awesome, burger, steak, ribs, chops or whatever that item might be. We at Jake's Famous understand that mental focus and our products are designed with that key element in mind. We are constantly working to get your mind and thoughts back to happier experiences be it without Famous barbecue sauces, our amazing dry rubs or our award-winning condiments.

                        The real key to what makes ribs good or great is the memory it holds for the user. We believe that you will enjoy making memories with each and every one of our products.

                        Finally, our recommendations whether you use Jake’s Famous Foods natural dry rub for ribs or you make your own is to focus primarily on the type of meat you desire to cook. Spend some time evaluating the desired end results of your grilling efforts. Consider whether or not you want the final result to have a savory, salty finish, an herb centric focus or somewhat subtle and sweet. By deciding early on you’ll give yourself the best possible chance for success as you expand your grilling skills.

                        Jake

                        Jake's Famous Foods



                        Tuesday, April 2, 2019

                        BBQ Ribs Recipe for Perfect Slow Cooked Ribs is it Possible?


                        BBQ Ribs Recipe Slow Cooked Ribs
                        BBQ Ribs Recipe Slow Cooked
                        Have you ever wondered why your ribs come out either dry or under cooked each time you make them. You use the same charcoal or gas and yet you get different unsatisfying results each time. Well, this is the best BBQ ribs recipe for Ribs out there. It's easy to follow and gives you specific ingredients that you need to make this a successful process every time in some very easy steps. No more tough, dry, under cooked ribs. Just meaty juicy results that come out with the same texture and quality every time. Here's what you'll need and the steps you'll need to follow.

                        Preparation time: 25 minutes

                        Total Cooking time 2 hours 15 minutes

                        Serves 5-6 people

                        Things you'll need to Make Perfect Slow Cooked Ribs

                        • 1. Aluminum Foil
                        • 2. 1 Rack of Ribs, beef or pork whichever suits you.
                        • 3. Oven that can maintain 300 degrees
                        • 4. Barbecue grill with charcoal or gas
                        • 5. Oblong metal baking pan
                        • 6. 1 Cup Orange Juice
                        • 7. Barbecue Sauce (preferably Jake's Famous)
                        • 8. Dry Rub (preferably Jake's Famous)
                        • 9. 2 Tablespoons Honey
                        • 10. 2 Tablespoons Teriyaki or Soy Sauce
                        • 11. 2 Tablespoons Thyme

                        Steps How To Make Perfect Slow Cooked BBQ Ribs Recipe:

                        • 1. Clean ribs and remove the white membrane from the back of the ribs. Tip: Use a paper towel to grip the edge of the membrane and remove with a slow steady force.
                        • 2. Season the ribs generously with the seasoning.
                        • 3. Wrap the ribs and let rest in your refrigerator for a minimum of 2 hours and not more than 8 hours.
                        • 4. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees.
                        • 5. Place a layer of foil in the baking pan to catch juices from the meat.
                        • 6. Remove the ribs from the wrapping and place on the layer of foil.
                        • 7. Add the cup of Orange Juice to the bottom of the pan under the ribs.
                        • 8. Seal the ribs in the pan so that the meat will braise in the liquid.
                        • 9. Cook in the pan for 2 hours.
                        • 10. Collect the liquid from the ribs into a cooking pot.
                        • 11. Add the Honey, Teriyaki or Soy Sauce, Thyme and 4 Tablespoons of Jake's Famous BBQ Sauce.
                        • 12. Cook on High heat and reduce the liquid to a syrupy consistency.
                        • 13. Pour the syrupy sauce over the ribs.
                        • 14. Grill or your broil to create a glaze on the ribs. Use medium high heat then place the ribs on the grill for 10 minutes until grill marks show up. For broilers use a 5 minute setting.
                        • 15. After your perfect slow cooked BBQ ribs have completed cooking let rest for 3 minutes.
                        • 16. Serve.
                        While our process of making Slow Cooked ribs is a stellar one we find that sometimes a single recipe is just not enough. So, we've taken the liberty of adding additional recipes that you can use to make your very own creations of bbq rib recipe and barbecue ribs recipes. Adjust the ingredients as you see fit then continue the process of preparing your ribs. Since these are bbq rub formulations you will need to prepare the mix beforehand and apply so that the rub can do its job thoroughly. And once the bbq rub is applied we are sure you will enjoy the end results. See our bbq rib recipe below:


                        BBQ Ribs Recipe Instant Pot Style Ribs
                        BBQ Ribs Recipe Instant Pot

                        BBQ Ribs Recipe:


                        Homemade Cajun Rib Rub Recipe
                        • 8 tablespoons paprika
                        • 3 tablespoons cayenne
                        • 6 tablespoons ground black pepper
                        • 4 tablespoons garlic ground
                        • 3 tablespoons onion ground
                        • 6 tablespoons sea salt
                        • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
                        • 4 tablespoons dried oregano
                        • 4 tablespoons dried thyme

                        Santa Maria Basic Rib Rub
                        • 3 Tablespoons Granulated Garlic
                        • 2 Tablespoons Salt
                        • 2 Tablespoons Coarse Ground Black Pepper

                        Brown Sugar Sweet and Spicy Rib Rub
                        • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
                        • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
                        • 1 tablespoon Hungarian paprika
                        • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander seed
                        • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
                        • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
                        • 2 teaspoons granulated garlic
                        • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt

                        Santa Maria Rib Rub Brown Sugar Recipe
                        • 3 Tablespoons Granulated Garlic
                        • 2 Tablespoons Salt
                        • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
                        • 2 Tablespoons Coarse Ground Black Pepper

                        Ranch Style Rib Rub Recipe
                        • 4 Teaspoons Garlic Powder
                        • 2 Teaspoons Paprika
                        • 2 Teaspoons Dried Orange Peel
                        • 1 Teaspoon Chili Powder
                        • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
                        • 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt

                        Smoky Rib Rub Recipe
                        • 1/4 Cup Salt
                        • 1 Teaspoon Smoked Hickory Powder
                        • 1 Tablespoon Ground Black Pepper
                        • 1 Tablespoon Paprika
                        • 2 Teaspoons Cayenne Pepper
                        • 2 Teaspoons Dried Oregano
                        • 2 Teaspoons Granulated Garlic
                        • 2 Teaspoons Ground Cumin

                        Chicago Style Rib Rub Recipe
                        • 4 Tablespoons Sugar
                        • 2 Tablespoons Kosher Salt
                        • 2 Tablespoons Black Pepper
                        • 2 Tablespoon Smoked Paprika
                        • 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
                        • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder

                        Coriander Tarragon Rib Rub
                        • 1 3/4 cups white sugar
                        • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
                        • 1/4 cup Hungarian sweet paprika
                        • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
                        • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
                        • 1/2 cup salt
                        • 2 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
                        • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
                        • 1 teaspoon coriander pepper
                        • 1 teaspoon tarragon
                        • 1 teaspoon Turmeric

                        Greek Style Ribs
                        • 3 Lbs of Baby Back Ribs "uncooked"
                        • 5 Garlic cloves
                        • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Rind
                        • 1/2 Cup Onion
                        • 4 Tablespoons Oregano "fresh"
                        • 1/4 Cup Lemon Juice
                        • 1 Tablespoon Honey
                        • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
                        • 1 Teaspoon Pepper - Coarse Ground

                        Merlot Dry Rub Ribs
                        • 8T Light brown sugar
                        • 3T Salt
                        • 2 T Jake's Tri-Tip Steak and Rib Rub Seasoning
                        • 1/2t Ground black pepper
                        • 1/2t Cayenne pepper
                        • 1/2t Jalapeno seasoning
                        • 1/2t Old Bay Seafood seasoning
                        • 1/2t Rubbed thyme
                        • 2t Onion powder

                        To help out we've added our temperature chart to ensure that your slow cooked ribs reach the perfect degree of doneness.

                        Following the cooking and grilling process it is more important that ever to rest the cooked meat properly.  Meat whether pork, beef, or chicken is mostly made up of water somewhere around 50 to 75%.  Combined with that water is protein and fats.  Deep within the recesses of the meat at the structural level is an area called Myofibril structures which are basically pockets that make up the muscle fiber of the actual animal.  When meats are grilled, baked or barbecued heat contracts the proteins which forces water out through the myofibrils ultimately causing the meat to shrink in size. 

                        When meat is allowed to relax after cooking the pockets will relax somewhat which creates and almost capillary action to reabsorb the released moisture.  The end result is what we are all familiar with known as juiciness.  After you've allowed meats to relax a few times after cooking you'll begin to develop an almost third sense about how long a particular piece of meat should relax before losing too much heat.  So, all in all relax your meat to achieve perfect juiciness.



                        Pork Chops / Pork Ribs Gourmet USDA
                        Rare N/A N/A
                        Medium - Rare N/A N/A
                        Medium N/A N/A
                        Medium-Well 155-165ºF 170ºF
                        Well-Done 175-185ºF 170ºF

                        See all of our BBQ Rib Recipes on our Jake's Famous website.

                        Wednesday, March 27, 2019

                        Brisket BBQ Sauce Recipes will they make your Brisket Better?

                        Brisket BBQ Sauce Recipe Glaze
                        The hunt for the perfect brisket bbq sauce has never been as storied as the search for the monster of the blue lagoon.  It seems every corner of the United States is famous for producing some sort of barbeque sauce and why not, the term bbq sauce, and barbecue sauce recipes are the highest searched terms in the world of barbecue.  The bbq sauce term is so highly prized that companies who run Pay Per Click campaigns during the month of June through September 2018 pay vast sums just to be listed on the front page of Google’s BBQ sauce page.

                        We at Jake's Famous Foods been building and selling BBQ Sauce and BBQ sauce recipes for the past 16 years now. And because we believe that everyone should have the freedom and choice to consume the brisket they've always wanted we've put together a collection of 10 of our most popular brisket bbq sauce recipes.

                        Barbecue and bbq is very personal and when you invest time and energy into the process you want to ensure that the end result justifies the effort that went into the process.  For this post we did not start out to put out long stories or discussions of wet versus dry barbecue sauce.  Instead what we’ve done is collect 10 of the best BBQ Sauce Recipes we’ve ever made.  And because you’re so nice…we’ve added in some Bonus brisket bbq sauce recipes that can be made with typical everyday kitchen ingredients.  One thing that doesn't get enough attention is having a recipe that can be made with simple everyday ingredients.  If you've got black pepper, salt, garlic and some form of syrup or tomato paste or ketchup you can make these recipes.  So, next time you decide to barbecue brisket print or list the ingredients in one of these favorite recipes then build your bbq sauce from scratch.

                        One thing we will also tell you is that each of these recipes is taken directly from sources in the region.  We at Jake’s make natural products so some of the ingredients like whole bottle Ketchup and Corn Syrup you’ll never seen built into our recipes.  Instead what you will see is our versions of these classic favorites that we sell everyday.  Take for example our  Ball Park Ketchup is a deconstructed version of that very famous brand Ketchup with a few major exceptions.  The fact is we've taken out the controversial notes like Corn Syrup and chemical additives and instead have made our version gluten and MSG (Mono Sodium Glutamate) Free, you won't find those ingredients in our sauces.  The result a cleaner, better tasting, more natural brand of Ketchup.  And with that you'll be making a cleaner, better tasting bbq sauce recipe for you and your friends and family.

                        While it seems no one can nail down the exact origins in which the first barbecue sauce was created we do have some historical data on when it was first sold.  Many believe the first barbecue type sauce was created in the 15th century about the time that Christopher Columbus sailed the planet bringing back a multi spiced, liquid combination from Hispaniola.  Others say the sauces were first collected in the 17th century somewhere in the American colonies. 

                        Jumping ahead the first commercially produced barbecue sauce was made by the Georgia Barbecue Sauce Company out of Atlanta and advertised in the Atlanta Constitution, January, 1909.  Heinz released its first version of barbecue sauce in 1940 followed by Kraft who took the novel approach of producing spices and oils which could be combined together into bags.

                        Regarding the appropriate use of barbecue, barbecue or barbque, we’ve found it all depends on where your from.  In most cases barbecue, barbeque, and barbque all mean the same thing referencing the act of cooking and grilling while bbq, tends to reference a meal or event.

                        The bbq sauce recipes we've included here as mentioned are regional style.  The first in the styles is Memphis Style BBQ Sauce.  What would life be like if Memphis Barbecue Sauce wasn’t invented?  I think our taste buds would be the big losers if such a thing had ever happened.  Memphis always reminds me of a creamy sauce blended with celery and garlic and a whole host of other fine ingredients. 

                        Sample Brisket BBQ Sauce Recipes - That Work Right Now


                        Memphis Style Brisket BBQ Sauce

                        Ingredients
                        • 1 tablespoon garlic powder 
                        • 1 tablespoon chili powder 
                        • 1 tablespoon onion powder 
                        • 2 cups ketchup 
                        • 1 cup apple cider vinegar 
                        • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 
                        • ½ cup brown sugar 
                        • ½ cup molasses 
                        • ½ cup yellow mustard
                        • ½ tablespoon ground black pepper 
                        • ½ tablespoon salt 
                        • ½ tablespoon ground celery

                        Carolina Style The richness of red and black pepper all blended together into a vinegary base is all you need to know about good Carolina BBQ Sauce. 

                        Ingredients

                        • 1 cup vinegar 
                        • 1 teaspoon coarse black pepper 
                        • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 
                        • 1 teaspoon salt 
                        • 2 tablespoons brown sugar 
                        • ¼ cup ketchup ½ cup water

                        Smokehouse style Brisket BBQ Sauce One of my all-time favorites, a nice bite with a gentle sweetness that compliments almost any meat.

                        Ingredients
                        • 1-1/2 Cups Tomato Puree 3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar  
                        • 4 Tablespoons Molasses 
                        • 2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar  
                        • 1 Tablespoon Honey 
                        • ½ Tablespoon Liquid Smoke Flavor 
                        • ¾ bottle Budweiser beer 
                        • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 
                        • 1 tablespoon sweet smoked paprika 
                        • 1 teaspoon smoked Chipotle powder 
                        • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper 
                        • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 
                        • 1 tablespoon onion powder 
                        • 1 tablespoon garlic powder cracked black pepper to taste

                        Red Wine BBQ Sauce Rich wine tannins complement the fullness to tomatoes and brown Sugar.

                        Ingredients

                        • 1-1/2 Cups Tomato Puree 
                        • 3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar  
                        • 4 Tablespoons Molasses 
                        • 2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar  
                        • 1 Tablespoon Honey
                        •  ½ Tablespoon Liquid Smoke Flavor 
                        • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce 
                        • 1 cup red wine 
                        • 2 cloves minced garlic 
                        • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary finely chopped 
                        • ½ teaspoon fresh thyme

                        Asian Style BBQ Sauce -A fantastic blend utilizing soy, rice wine and ginger.

                        Ingredients
                        • 1-1/2 Cups Tomato Puree 
                        • 3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar  
                        • 4 Tablespoons Molasses 
                        • 2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar  
                        • 1 Tablespoon Honey
                        • ½ Tablespoon Liquid Smoke Flavor 
                        • ¼ cup soy sauce 
                        • 2 tablespoons Mirin rice wine 
                        • ½ tablespoon ginger powder

                        Chicago Sweet Style Who can forget the flavors of Old Chicago.  Subtle and bold all at the same time.

                        Ingredients
                        • 1-6oz. can tomato paste 
                        • 1-1/2 Cups water 
                        • 1-1/2 Tablespoons. canned pineapple juice 
                        • 1/2 heaping teaspoons. kosher salt 
                        • 1/2 Teaspoon. garlic powder 
                        • ¾ Teaspoon. liquid smoke 
                        • 1/4 Cup white vinegar 
                        • ¾ Tablespoons. fresh squeezed lemon juice 
                        • 4 Tablespoons molasses 
                        • 3 Tablespoons light corn syrup 
                        • 3 Tablespoons Brown sugar 
                        • 3 Tablespoons cold water  
                        • 1 Tablespoons corn starch for slurry to thicken sauce

                        Kansas Style BBQ Sauce A wonderful sauce combined with savory butter, molasses, garlic, brown sugar and more.

                        Ingredients
                        • 2 Cups Ketchup 
                        • 2 Cups Tomato Sauce 
                        • 1-1/4 Cups Brown sugar 
                        • 1-1/4 Cups Red Wine Vinegar 
                        • ½ Cup Unsulfured Molasses 
                        • 4 Teaspoons Hickory Liquid Smoke 
                        • 2 Tablespoons Butter 
                        • ½ Teaspoon Onion Powder 
                        • ½ Teaspoon Garlic Powder 
                        • ½ Teaspoon Chili Powder 
                        • 1 Teaspoon Paprika 
                        • ½ Teaspoon Celery Seed 
                        • ¼ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon 
                        • ½ Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper 
                        • 1 Teaspoon Salt 1 Teaspoon Coarse Ground Black Pepper

                        Texas Style Brisket BBQ Sauce Texas, it’s a whole other Barbeque Sauce.

                        Ingredients
                        • 3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar 
                        • 1 Tablespoon Ground Paprika 
                        • 1 Teaspoon Salt 
                        • 1 Teaspoon Dry Mustard 
                        • ½ Teaspoon Chili Powder 
                        • ¼ Cup Distilled White Vinegar 
                        • 1/8 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper 
                        • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce 
                        • 1-1/2 Cups Tomato Vegetable Juice Cocktail 
                        • ½ Cup Ketchup 
                        • ¼ Cup Water 
                        • 2 Cloves Garlic Minced

                        Southern Style BBQ Sauce Oftentimes people get the difference between Smokehouse Style and Southern Style confused.  To a Barbeque Sauce aficionado they couldn’t be more different.

                        Ingredients

                        • 2 Quarts White Vinegar
                        • 2 Cups Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (As an Option 2 Cups White Sugar)
                        • 1-1/2 Cups Ketchup
                        • ½ Cup Worcestershire Sauce
                        • ¼ Cup Hot Sauce
                        • ¼ Cup Salt
                        • ¼ Cup Ground Black Pepper

                        Mexican BBQ Sauce My Best friends say Ole to this recipe

                        • 1 Cup White Vinegar
                        • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
                        • 2 Tablespoons Salt
                        • 2 Tablespoons Black Pepper
                        • 1 Tablespoon Cayenne Pepper
                        • ¼ Stick Salted Butter
                        • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
                        • 1 Cup Ketchup
                        • ½ Teaspoon Paprika

                        Bonus Recipes: 1

                        Florida Style BBQ Sauce -Some of the best BBQ I’ve had in my travels was in Florida warm weather and afternoon rains. 

                        Ingredients

                        • 24 ounces bottle ketchup
                        • 1 pound dark brown sugar
                        • 1/2 tablespoon prepared mustard
                        • 1 tablespoon black pepper
                        • 1/2 cup onion juice
                        • 3/4 cup orange juice
                        • 3/4 cup pineapple juice
                        • 3/4 cup mango juice
                        • 4 tablespoons corn starch

                        Bonus Brisket BBQ Sauce Recipes: 2

                        California Style BBQ Sauce We can’t leave out California.  Many people say that California doesn’t have a style and that it is simply the blending of recipes from people and places like Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas and Colorado.  We believe California does have its own unique style.   

                        Ingredients

                        • ¾ Cup Granulated Sugar
                        • ½ Cup Japanese Soy Sauce
                        • ½ Cup Tomato Ketchup
                        • ½ Cup Dry Sherry
                        • 3 Cloves Garlic Crushed
                        • 1 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
                        • ½ Cup Molasses

                        Bonus Recipes: 3

                        New Mexico Style BBQ Sauce Vast open spaces, large mild and hot Pasilla peppers and massive festivals  Centered on all things hot and spicy.

                        Ingredients:

                        • 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
                        • ½ Medium Red Onion Finely Diced
                        • 1 Garlic Clove Finely Diced
                        • 6 Plum Tomatoes Coarsely Diced
                        • ¼ Cup Ketchup
                        • 2 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard
                        • 2 Tablespoons Dark Brown Sugar
                        • 1 Tablespoon Honey
                        • 1 Teaspoon Cayenne
                        • 1 Tablespoon Ancho Chile Powder
                        • 1 Teaspoon Pasilla Chile Powder
                        • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire

                        Louisiana Style BBQ Sauce From the land of Beignets, red beans and rice, Etoufee and King Cake.

                        Ingredients

                        • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
                        • 3 Green onions
                        • 2 Tablespoons garlic salt
                        • 6 Tablespoons chili powder
                        • 1-1/25 Tablespoons pepper
                        • 16 Oz ketchup
                        • 1 Quart water
                        • 2 Tablespoons Tabasco Sauce
                        • 1/3 Cup mustard
                        • 1/2 Cup sugar
                        • 1/4 Cup light brown sugar
                        • 1 Cup White wine vinegar
                        • ½ Can of beer
                        • 1/4 Cup Burgundy wine

                        Note, there's been some conversation about brisket bbq sauce recipes with heat and what would be do to make these recipes have that special bite that so many people love.  We can think of a couple of ways to add heat to your perfect bbq sauce recipe.  One is the simple use of more black pepper.  Just ratchet up the amount of black pepper by 2 or 3 times to drive up the spiciness of the bbq sauce recipe.  The next way to drive up heat would be the addition of chili powder.  Most people have some form of chili powder in their cupboards so the addition is fairly simple.  And much like black pepper you would either bump up the amount in an existing recipe or make the addition of 1 tablespoon first then testing the blended sauce.  Afterward if you still want more heat we suggest adding another tablespoon of chili powder.

                        Now comes the fresh versions of heat.  Let's consider the addition of green jalapeno peppers.  These jalapenos add a nice burst of heat that can permeate the entire batch of sauce. One must be careful when adding jalapeno peppers.  First, testing to ensure that the level of jalapeno is enough then ensuring that your hands are washed so as not to get the juices into your eyes or on your mouth. Start small and work up to the right amount before trying the sauce out on friends or family.  We've found that 1/2 of a jalapeno is more than enough heat to drive up the spiciness in a bbq sauce recipe.

                        BBQ Sauce 

                        Next come habanero peppers for increasing levels of heat.  There are some pretty great Scoville scale charts out there to identify the exact level and types of heat desired.  Habaneros can be daunting and must be balanced otherwise you can expect your bbq sauce to have a steady flow of heat and not much flavor.  Blend the habanero with items like ginger or celery which are compliments but won't drive the heat and won't overpower the end result.  If you're making the sauce for yourself then you can get some pretty audacious levels of heat.  But be careful so that your friends are in the line of fire where heat is concerned especially if they only like mild bbq sauce.

                        Blending Tips:  When it comes to blending it's a good idea to start over low heat.  Allow the sauce to meld together stirring constantly until you've reached a uniform color.  We like cooking the sauce for at least 15 minutes then pouring the sauce into a container.  After the sauce is placed in a container allow the sauce to rest in the refrigerator for at least two hours minimum.  This resting period will actually allow continued melding of the flavors and will create as we as in the business a nice level of maturity.  Once rested serve of baste on at will.

                        Here's a great video with instruction on make some popular bbq sauce recipes.  View this short video that gets right at the heart of making some great bbq sauces for you, your friends and family.


                                                                             How To Make BBQ Sauce

                        To help satisfy the bbq urge we’ve built a boat load of products that are on the market right now and available when you shop natural bbq sauce online and when your order bbq sauce online. Below we’ve listed our key seven dry rubs and our standing of natural BBQ sauces. These all represent our basic stable of natural bbq rubs and sauces for sale each perfect for their role in improving your brisket..

                        Tri Tip Steak and Rib Rub
                        Santa Barbara Rub
                        San Ysidro Rub
                        Santa Maria Dry Rub
                        Memphis Dry Rub
                        California Chipotle Dry Rub
                        California Chicken Dry Rub
                        Really Good Mild Barbecue Sauce
                        Really Nice Medium Hot Barbecue Sauce
                        Really Hot Barbecue Sauce
                        Maple Bourbon Barbecue Sauce
                        Memphis Blues Barbecue Sauce
                        Texas Style Inspired Barbecue Sauce

                        Our finest bbq rubs and sauces for sale are available online on our website Jake's Famous Foods. See our natural bbq rubs and sauces for sale and shop natural bbq sauce online today.

                        Now that you've received some pretty great brisket bbq sauce recipes we got some great deals for you on our SPECIALS PAGE you'll get 10% OFF pricing on our award winning dry rubs, sauces and seasonings. You'll Get that immediate 10% OFF when you use Jake's product savings Code: 1707200910 at checkout.

                        We hope you’ve enjoyed these 10 Brisket BBQ Sauce Recipes.  Also, we hope you’ve enjoyed the additional recipes we’ve provided.  We believe the best brisket bbq sauce recipe is the one you use most.  Take time  to review each recipe then build and adjust to match your cooking Style.

                        For More Brisket BBQ Sauce Recipes see the recipes on our BBQ Recipes page.


                        Jake

                        Thursday, March 21, 2019

                        The 7 Best BBQ Rubs You Can Buy and Why You Should


                        The 7 seven best bbq rubs is a bold statement especially to someone who has never used a barbecue rub or even held a bbq rub. Personal preference on the exact usage of terms is key when discussing barbecue.  But for someone who has been steeped in the physiology, mythology, biology and all of the other "ologies" related to barbecue, then one begins to pay attention.  So, we'll focus on what we consider to be the best bbq rubs in existence, not because these are products that we are familiar with but because of the way in which these very products deliver their unique brand of awesomeness to create some amazing taste results for a barbecue. 


                        At Jake's Famous Foods we'll start with a base amount of knowledge in understanding what a rub actually is and what it does.  Now the simplest of all rubs is salt which has been around for thousands of years.  I'm sure every person thinks they know what salt really is and what it does.  And from our basic days in high school chemistry we learn about the existence of salt, or that white stuff we've been shaking on our burgers and french fries for years.  But would it surprise you to know that salt is a mineral composed primarily of sodium chloride (NaCl).  A mineral being inorganic or classified as something that is not alive or living, like vegetables or roots in the earth.  Salt is a chemical compound of sodium and chloride and in its natural form as a crystalline mineral is known as rock salt or halite. 

                        Sodium which most people simply classify the terms as too much sodium intake but rarely say too much salt intake serves a vital roll in maintaining the human condition in that it is an electrolyte, and performs the duty of helping nerves and muscles function correctly aiding in what is known as the  osmotic regulation of water content in body organs or in laymen's terms keeping the fluids in your body in balance.  

                        Salt is also a preservative so when combined with other elements assists in storing or keeping foods for a longer than standard length of time especially if the meats or food item was left out in the open to suffer the ravages of the elements.  

                        Salt was often paired with its most central of spices, things like cumin, oregano, and turmeric but it wasn't until the combination of salt and pepper that the normal every day expectation was made.  One could never have a table setting that didn't combine salt and pepper.  And certainly you would never have a table setting of say salt and turmeric, or salt and oregano but no pepper.  Your guests would consider you odd for such pairings and would immediately if not politely ask, then demand to have their fair share of pepper on hand.  

                        The difference between bbq rubs and seasonings.
                        It is important to note this small but not innocuous difference between a bbq rub and a bbq seasoning.  BBQ Rubs are meant to be shaken and layered onto meats that will be allowed to bathe in the rubs for a period of time.  While bbq seasonings are just the opposite, being place on the intended meat sometimes minutes before they hit the grill to play a role in the Maillard effect of browning the meats.  Seasonings can and will be burned off the meat quickly if not properly allowed to rest and be absorbed through the Myofibril structures of the meat which supports holding the seasoning while effectively curing the meat with flavor.  

                        When considering the necessities of seasonings, and rubs, and mixes or pastes one must consider what the meat is, and believe me when we discuss bbq rubs we center only on their uses on meats.  And we consider the intended result of the selection efforts.  Meaning, are you striving to achieve a flavor result that leaves a salty, savory, bitter, sugary or natural taste of the original starting product.  Our belief is that most of the customers we see want the natural flavor of the meat but realize they can't spend $100 a pound on something so the best way to drive a less than superior cut of meat up the taste scale is to thoroughly season the meat altering its flavor.  To achieve that an individual may blend granulated or powdered forms of garlic, paprika, salt, pepper, sugar, turmeric, oregano, onion and more toward achieving the end result.  

                        So, with that in mind we'll finally get to what we believe to be the best bbq rubs to buy.  Starting with our longtime mainstay and first actual product Santa Barbara Smoked BBQ Rub.  

                        This Santa Barbara Smoked Rub was formerly known as Southwestern Hickory Dry Rub because in it's original form it concentrated on a combination of California Chili Powder and hints of Cayenne pepper with subtle combinations of coarse ground black pepper, garlic, onion, smoked salts and of course hints of brown sugar.  The resulting combination of flavors yielded a spicy, peppery mix with savory overtones that complimented particular items like pork ribs or beef ribs.  This was true to form bbq rub heaven all wrapped up in one.  



                        Santa Barbara Smoked Dry Rub photo

                        Some have called this the ultimate rub but we have to keep in mind terms like those are subjective so we'll just take it on faith that a large audience really like the dry rub for the results that it yields.  The rub was renamed when we chose to widen the nature of the rub.  We believed we could serve a growing fish centric market by increasing some of the key elements along with the conversion to a maple based sugar as opposed to brown sugar.  The results have and continue to be phenomenal. 

                        We take a move away from a spicy, peppery bbq rub into one that is the true essence of barbecue rubs.  This Tri Tip Steak and Rib Rub although a mouthful to say is highly the most versatile bbq rub in existence.  Performing triple duty on steaks, ribs, and tri tip.  Each meat has their own unique role in American culture and the Tri Tip, Steak, and Rib Rub deserves a spot on the podium.  This is the most impact focused combination of spices, herbs and salts we have ever made.  The bbq rub is a revelation in the use of smoked salt, herbs of oregano and tarragon, along with savory elements like paprika, onion, and garlic paired with just the right amount of golden brown sugar.


                        Tri Tip, Steak and Rib Rub photo

                        This is a bbq rub that can be shaken on allowed to achieve having great "stickiness" at room temperature then moved quickly to the grill for the best tasting steaks you've ever made.  Or applied with the smallest amount of olive oil to thick cuts of tri tip that are rested for minimum periods then properly seared and roasted to perfection.  Not to mention the all popular rib combinations where ribs are brought to room temperature then rubbed with the bbq rub and allowed to rest for a minimum period then barbecued slowly for 5 to 6 hours to produce the tenderest ribs ever.  This my friends is the "creme de la creme" of bbq rubs.  It's easy to use, comes in a convenient container, and stores for 2 years without losing its vitality.  Some of the best bbq rub seasonings in existence today. 

                        The California Chipotle Dry Rub is borne from the period of time when society as a whole discovered the existence of Chipotle.  And for about 10 years it was all things Chipotle from practically every direction you could think of fresh off the heels of Mesquite firewood cooking.  This is one of the few times in which savory seasonings were blended together with subtle sweet but spicy blends of dried Chipotle peppers and sugars.


                        California Chipotle Dry Rub photo


                        The effect of these blends was to produce a spicy result that was savory but did not overpower the item that was seasoned.  

                        Take for example chicken breasts or thighs amply seasoned with California Chipotle Rub then allowed to rest in the blend for an hour.  When properly grilled and at this point we won't say slow or fast grilled simply because no one wants raw chicken and chicken that cooks too long is basically over cooked and tough.  So, we'll go with chicken properly cooked will produce a juicy, tender result with an aroma of fine peppers, garlic and onion.  This is a truly savory blend that will deliver exceptional results each time the grill is fired up.

                        Pure Santa Maria Dry Rub that name practically says it all, Pure.  This is one of the few bbq rubs on the market today that literally does exactly what the name says it is.  Santa Maria for those not in the know is a city or as most would say a region in which true tri tip barbecues were created.  This region nestled between the California cities of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara all share in this form of cooking tri tip.  Tri tip is effectively a triangular piece of meat from near the front legs of the steer is cut away and trimmed leaving a reasonable amount of fat or as we call it the "fat cap" on the meat which will render enhancing the flavor of the meat.  The meat which when properly cooked is seasoned with the sparsest amount of basic seasonings salt, pepper, garlic and enhanced with onion and mustard and just the right amount of dried parsley.  The meat is properly rested for absorption then seared on both or all sides first then relocated on an adjustable grill such that the meat is indirectly cooked or roasted until done.  The meat is cut perpendicular to the grain wherein the results will leave even the most ambivalent with smiles of joy.  This is true Western cooking and the meat and dry rub represent the best the region has to offer.  


                        Pure Santa Maria Dry Rub photo

                        There are many impostors out their now but one must consider that true rubs carry no more that 6 basic spices to achieve the desired end result.  Larger form granules of salt, and pepper hearken back to the days of rustic ingredients all focused on producing the perfect bite and flavor. 

                        California Chicken Dry Rub, never before has their been a better more focused dry rub that serves one key food category.  The chicken rub does just that by using the very elements necessary to break down that pathways of tenderness for chicken. In most cases one might think chicken to be relatively easy to season but it's exactly the opposite.  Chicken can be the toughest of all poultry to season ahead of turkey and game hens.  In cases where there is no skin the seasonings may just fall off or burn up on contact with the grill. Therefore it is primary that one properly season the meat with spices and herbs to complement the subtle flavors of the chicken. 



                        California Chicken Dry Rub photo

                        Chicken may be dry and tasteless if not properly managed and we've overcome that with turmeric that not only leaves a golden color on the meat but almost Mediterranean flavor combined with ample hints of garlic, paprika, onions and for spice just a hint of cayenne pepper.  Add those ingredients along with a specific hint of brown sugar and you've got one of the best savory, salty, subtle sweet bbq rubs money can buy. This is truly a great chicken rub that we can't talk enough about.  It is superior at resting and delivering tenderness through its capillary action and when properly seasoned will produce staggering results that will change how you think about chicken.  

                        Memphis Blues Dry Rub contains an almost unmistakable element of flavor, one that you can just barely put your hand on.  You know what it is in the back of your mind but you just can't seem to find the words for that particular element of uniqueness.  That uniqueness is defined by two key elements celery seeds and coriander.  Two key elements that are as unique by themselves as the city that holds them up in legendary fashion in their namesake dry rubs.  Traditionally Memphis style ribs are rubbed with their special blend of seasonings then grilled for long periods of time. The ribs are then rested and dusted with the Memphis style rub just before being brought to the table.


                        Memphis Blues Dry Rub photo


                        The seasonings are adhered by the juiciness of the moisture resulting from the barbecue process.  When the ribs are cut and served the eater receives the aromatic effects of the celery seeds, coriander, thyme, pepper, garlic, cumin, mustard and more.  The one thing they won't have to worry about in our Memphis Blues Dry rub is the addition of sugar either in the form of raw white or brown sugar.  We've created a Memphis Style Dry Rub borne from our direct experiences in Memphis.  A light dusting after barbecue is just enough to deliver the savory flavors of this dry rub. Elegant in appearance and wholesome in taste.  And with our Memphis Blues Dry Rub taste is what you want and what we deliver all wrapped up is a nice little see through container where we hide nothing from the buyer.  The last thing we want to do is leave rubs without the proper directions which is why we've detailed instructions and BBQ Recipes  right on our website that take your ribs to the next level.  What's the use of barbecue if the results turn out less than satisfactory and that's why we take all the guess work out of the process. 

                        San Ysidro Rub as unique as the name. This by far is our most ambitious dry rub.  Again this is a Sugar Free dry rub but one that focuses directly on the cleaner elements of barbecue.  Exacting blends of smoked salts, garlic, Hungarian Paprika, coarse ground black pepper, and hints of turmeric and onions all compliment this truly audacious dry rub.  


                        San Ysidro Dry Rub photo

                        This is a bbq rub that drives flavor but not through the use of sugar.  Key to this dry rub is its use on vegetables of all shapes and sizes particularly potatoes, roasted carrots, egg plant, yellow squash and more.  The bbq rub is perfect for those who must consider a dry rub that would affect their glycemic index or more specifically for those who have certain sensitivities to glucose or sugar.  The bbq rub can be shaken or rubbed onto meats, or can be made into a paste through the addition of olive oil then spread evenly on ribs, chicken, or fish.  After cooking a light dusting of the rub can be added to increase the flavor profile.  This is a barbecue rub that is a cut above and as we say it's about time that someone consider the effects of sugar intake not only directly but through things like barbecue and the addition of barbecue rubs.  As my friends and I like to say "move quickly" as this truly is a target rich environment where barbecue rubs are concerned.  

                        These are the 7 Best BBQ Rubs you can buy.
                        We believe these rubs will improve the flavor of your barbecue without a doubt.  See our website "Jake's Famous" and gain access to our stable of fine bbq rubs and sauces.  And when you do check out our products we've got a special offer for you at Checkout.  Get 10% OFF pricing on our award winning dry rubs, sauces and seasonings.  You'll get that immediate 10% OFF when you use Jake's product savings Code: 1707200910 at checkout. Get all our BBQ Rubs Today!

                        Jake


                        Friday, February 8, 2019

                        BBQ Ribs In The Oven with Dauphinois Potatoes

                        Making Ribs couldn't be easier when following our post on Ribs in the Oven.  In addition we add in a nice accompaniment Dauphinois Potatoes also know as "Pommes or Gratin Potatoes".

                        Ribs in the Oven is wonderful especially when it's cold outside and either you can't or just don't want to use your grill.  Follow this simple process and you'll have the best tasting ribs ever.



                        First let's consider just how much work you want to do.  Personally, I consider the indoor oven process the easiest of the many variations toward using heat to make ribs.  I have a process on our website Jake's Famous Foods that we call Lazy Man ribs and that process is designed specifically for those who don't want to exert too much effort in making their ribs.  So, for this effort we'll be using variations of the Lazy Man approach and generally a standard approach that we tend to use whenever we make ribs indoor.

                        Continuing on we first select the ribs we want to make.  There are three or four basic cuts of ribs from Country Style to St. Louis to Baby Back, Spareribs and so on.  We'll be focusing on the general pork versions of ribs as the beef process tends to move things in a little different direction but not by much.  It's important to know that the selection or type of ribs does not affect the process. So, you can have any version you want.

                        Second, it's important to clean your ribs thoroughly.  It doesn't matter if your ribs were cut, packaged and frozen or taken directly from the hog and trimmed by a butcher.  Each rib rack can have bits of bone and debris from the cutting and packaging process that we really don't want while cooking.

                        Trim off the excess film on the back of the ribs.  Remove the film while close to room temperature with a paper towel.  You may have to slip a butter knife under the film to get it started but once you do pull firmly on the film toward the opposite end of the rack and try to remove the film as completely as possible.

                        With the film removed we've reached a decision point.  We call this a decision point because you can choose to take this next step or leave it out.  That step is the simple application of Yellow Mustard.  Many of the BBQ Pitmasters and Competition Experts employ this step and we highly recommend it especially if your ribs were frozen and thawed.

                        Yellow mustard helps in the tenderizing of your ribs.  It's relatively cheap and requires almost no effort in the process.  All that is needed is the Mustard, and a bag for storage.

                        If you've chosen to use the mustard follow these steps.  If not you can jump ahead to step 3.  Cover the entire rack of ribs with mustard.  Place the rack of ribs into a storage bag and place in the refrigerator for a minimum of 1 hour.  After resting in the fridge remove the ribs at least 30 minutes before cooking and allow them to reach room temperature in the storage bag.

                        Third, locate a large pan and a sheet of aluminum foil enough to extend the entire length of the ribs.  We will be layering the foil in the pan and will run the foil up the sides of the pan.  We will not be covering the ribs as this is and open bake process.

                        Fourth, after the ribs have rested for 30 minutes and the pan and foil have been assembled set your oven to 350 degrees.

                        Fifth, now comes the dry rub.  We use a 50/50 combination of Jake's Famous Memphis Style Dry Rub and Jake's Santa Barbara Smoked Dry Rub.  The combination yields spiciness with just the right hints of maple flavored sugar, coarse black pepper, smoked salt and chili powder.  Coat the entire surface of the ribs both sides and place the ribs in the pan meat side facing you.

                        Sixth, place the ribs in the oven and set a timer for 2 hours.  After the two hour period remove the ribs and baste with your favorite barbecue sauce.  We like to use our Jake's Famous Really Nice Medium Hot BBQ Sauce.  The sauce is flavorful with just the right spiciness the keep the ribs interesting.  Place the ribs back in the oven and set your timer for 1 hour.

                        Time to make the Dauphinois Potatoes.  Collect 4 or 5 small to medium white or Yukon style potatoes.  Remove the skin and cut the potatoes in half.  With a sharp knife cut the half section in very thin slices.  Perform the same action with all the potatoes.  Follow the potatoes with a Leek.  Thoroughly wash the leek removing any outer skin that is not useful or tough.  Cut the leek into small pieces and set aside.

                        With the leek and potatoes cut it's time to trim and shred cheese. We like shredding Gruyere and Colby along with Gouda cheese.  Also gather black pepper, kosher salt and heavy cream as well as a medium sized backing container.

                        With all the segments collected begin by pouring about three tablespoons of cream in the container ensuring that the bottom of the container is coated.  Now add a layer of potatoes followed by leeks, salt, pepper and cheese.  Repeat the process, potatoes, leeks, salt, pepper, cheese, cream.  Continue layering until you reach to top of the container.  Finish by adding in Parmesan cheese topped with Paprika for nice color.  Once the entire container is completed place the container in the same oven with the ribs.  The potatoes will require a minimum of 1 hour to cook and can take up to 1-1/2 hours to finish cooking depending on the oven.

                        Seventh, after the ribs have completed cooking it's time for the resting phase.  We recommend that you allow the ribs to rest for at least 30 minutes before serving.  Place the rib pan on the counter or in an unheated cooler and cover with a large towel.  The towel will slow down the heat evaporation process allowing the meat to cool evenly.

                        After an hour or so check on the potatoes.  The Dauphinois Potatoes should have a nice golden top with the cheese and cream bubbling.  Remove the potatoes from the oven and place on the counter or stove top and allow to rest for at least 20-30 minutes before serving.



                        With the Ribs and the Dauphinois Potatoes rest slowly separate the ribs from the pan and place on a cutting board.  Follow the separation point between the ribs and cut just enough ribs for you or your guests.  A normal rack of ribs is about 13 bones so if you have 1 other guests we suggest you don't cut off more that you would normally eat in a setting.  Maybe 4 or 5 ribs which would mean the remainder can be slipped into a storage bag for later consumption.

                        The Dauphinois potatoes can be served onto a dish and consumed right away.  Just be aware that the potatoes might have some reserve heat left over from the cooking process.

                        That completes our easy to follow Ribs in the Oven with Dauphinois Potato process.  We hope you've enjoyed the easy to follow steps and look forward toward see your comments.

                        Jake

                        We've included our video of the entire process making the results even easier.  See below.


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