Creating your own spice rub to flavor your meat is a great way to infuse a lot of pizazz without a lot of calories!


This spice rub was inspired by a recipe I found in Bobby Flay‘s cookbook from Mesa Grill.  It’s an excellent restaurant and known for it’s Southwestern flavors — just the way I like my food — spicy and delicious! It is excellent in Vegetarian Chili, Chicken Chili, and an awesome addition to Buttermilk Grilled Chicken


This recipe makes approximately 2 Cups and you can adjust it to suit your taste.


Spice Rub
  • approximately 2-3 T each - adjust to your own taste
  • ground cinnamon
  • ancho chile powder
  • pasilla chile powder
  • ground cumin
  • ground coriander
  • ground ginger
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • celtic salt
  • ground black pepper
  • 1 T each
  • ground cloves
  • ground fennel seeds
  • ground allspice
  1. combine all the ingredients
  2. store in an airtight container for up to 6 months