Thursday, June 20, 2013

Sweet and Spicy Pork and Chicken Rub

I received this recipe from a sweet friend (who doesn't have a blog or I would link to it) and just had to share it. It really is sweet and spicy, but is mild enough that my kids will eat it - I just use a little less on their meat.

Sweet & Spicy Pork Rub

This recipe makes a wonderful rub/marinade for pork or chicken. Rub this all over the meat, place it in a ziploc bag or glass dish, and allow to marinate for up to 24 hours. Then bake or grill the meat to an internal temp of 150 degrees for pork or 160 degrees for chicken. It's spicy and sweet with a lovely glazed finish. Enjoy!!


1/2 c. dark brown sugar
1/4 c. sugar
2 tbsp. coarse black pepper
1 tbsp. coarse salt
1 tsp. ground ginger
2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. paprika

Mix and use. No oils or liquids needed. The sugars will dissolve into a syrupy sauce when using it as a marinade.

Yields approximately 1 c. rub that can be stored in a sealed container indefinitely.

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Monday, June 3, 2013

Easy Crock Pot Mexican Chicken


3-4 large boneless skinless chicken breasts

1 package of taco seasoning or 2-3 TBSP homemade taco seasoning

1 can of corn, drained

1 can of black beans, drained

1 jar of salsa or picante sauce

Coat the chicken breasts in taco seasoning. For potlucks I cut the chicken breasts into several pieces.

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and then pour into crock pot.

Cook on high for 4 hours. Serve over rice.

This sounds like it would be really spicy, but it's not. It's mild enough that kids will eat it, especially if you use mild taco seasoning and mild salsa.

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