Need a gift for someone who likes to grill? Well, just make some of this spice rub and put it in a tin or in a nice jar. This spice rub was part of my gift packages last year and was a hit. This rub will keep up to 3 months in an airtight container and is good on steak, pork, or chicken. You can multiply this recipe as needed, if you are giving this to more than one recipient.
1 cup packed light brown sugar
5 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons chili powder
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon dried mustard
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon paprika
1. Combine all the ingredients. Store in an airtight container up to 3 months.
Use 1 tablespoon of spice rub on 8-ounce portion of meat.
Source: Martha Stewart Weddings