Spicy Southwestern Spice Rub

Spicy Southwestern Spice Rub

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

This Spicy Southwestern Spice Rub is made with chile pepper, brown sugar, and cumin, making it spicy with a hint of sweetness. It's the perfect addition to chicken, beef, pork, or salmon.

Ingredients 32 servings

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  • 2 tablespoons ground ancho or pasilla chile pepper
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar or brown sugar substitute equivalent to 1 tablespoon brown sugar (see Tip)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper


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  1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Rub about 1 tablespoon of the spice mixture on 1 pound of meat (see Tip) and cook as desired.
  • Tip: Choose from Sweet 'N Low® Brown or Sugar Twin® Granulated Brown. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 1 tablespoon brown sugar. Nutrition Facts Per Serving with Substitute: Same as below, except 4 cal.
  • Suggested Meats: Lean beef, chicken breast, lean pork, or skinless salmon
  • To make ahead: Store spice rub in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 6 months.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ¾ teaspoon
  • Per serving: 5 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 1 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 1 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 364 IU vitamin A; 1 mg vitamin C; 3 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 78 mg sodium; 23 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0

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