Southwestern Spice Rub
This handy homemade Southwestern spice rub also makes a great gift. To package for gifts, place the plastic zip-lock bags inside small gift bags and garnish with decorative ribbon or raffia and a suitable 'garnish' such as a dried pepper.
1 tablespoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
8 dried mild red or green chiles, stemmed and seeded
1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon ground red pepper
- Cook cumin and coriander seeds in a small skillet over low heat, stirring constantly for 3 minutes.
- combine seeds, chiles and remaining ingredients in an electric blender; process until mixture resembles coarse powder.
- Store in an airtight container.
Makes 2/3 cup.
DIRECTIONS FOR GIFT CARD: Sprinkle Southwestern Spice Rub on chicken, beef or pork before grilling, broiling or baking.
Adapted from a recipe from Southern Living.