DIY Rubs and Sauces
Why buy at the store what you can make at home in almost no time at all? “It’s super easy to make your own rubs and barbecue sauces,” says Raichlen. Rubs are essentially spices in a bowl that you can mix together with your fingers, and most sauces start with a basic foundation of ketchup or tomato sauce and grow from there. And you can often whip up both with ingredients that you already have in the pantry. Find some recipes that strike your palate’s fancy, and test them out next time you fire up the grill.
Find recipes for steak marinades and rubs here.