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Santa Maria Rub
Santa Maria Rub

Santa Maria Rub a uniquely sweet, smoky and spicy rub from Old California, famous for its great BBQ Tri Tip.

We like to do a heavy coat to make a crust of our Santa Maria Rub on Tri Tip for grilling, roasting or smoking for Big Bold Beef BBQ. We also enjoy it on pork, chicken, potatoes and vegies.

In Santa Maria every family has their own version of this rub, I have even seen it with coffee. This one is ours. There is no right or wrong way to do it and it is easy to make and enjoy with your BBQ… We put it into a shaker on the counter it is so versatile in the kitchen.

Patti and I have set one night a week just for us. It’s our date night. We usually put something special on our Green Mountain Wood Pellet Grill/Smoker but sometimes we cook inside. We always eat outside on our patio where it is very comfortable with a rainforest theme.  Wood Pellet Patio Heater, little lights, candles, lanterns and surround sound. We enjoy a little wine, or strawberry margaritas using frozen strawberries for ice, good food, music and sometimes a dance or two…

Santa Maria Rub Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients: Santa Maria Rub

  • 2 Tablespoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Date Night Doins Heat ours (A Pepper Blend)

Santa Maria Rub Directions:

Blend all the seasoning together in a bowl. We put it into a shaker and keep it on our counter top, but you don’t have to.

Sprinkle onto to your meat or chicken either a heavy or light coating to taste…

Santa Maria Rub Recipe

About our Recipes

We do our recipes on our patio where we have a lineup of grills, including Green Mountain, Sawtooth, Louisiana, Royall, Memphis, Traeger pellet grills, Char Griller side box smoker, Saber, Charmglow, Char-Broil, The Big Easy, Pacific Living Outdoor Oven, Lodge Sportsman’s, Brinkman and Weber. I call it our “Wall of Grill”. Our grilling styles are healthy and low fat and will fit pelletheads, gas, natural wood and even charcoal purists. Almost any of our recipes can be done on any kind of good BBQ.

The important thing to keep in mind is TIME & TEMPERATURE. You can even do some of them in the oven or crock pot, but, then you lose all the flavors you get from cooking outdoors. But sometimes it does rain.

Remember that a recipe is simply an outline; it is not written in stone. Don’t be afraid to make changes to suit your taste. Take it and run with it…

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Ken & Patti
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