Cocoa Rub

Cocoa Rub

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"This spicy cocoa rub is excellent for chicken, steaks, thick chops, and spare ribs. You can also add it to chili and hearty, thick soups."

Ingredients

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 26 kcal
  • 1%
  • Fat:
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.6g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 1333 mg
  • 53%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Stir the salt, cocoa powder, white sugar, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, chili powder, and black pepper in a small bowl until combined. Store in an airtight container.
  2. To use, rub 2 to 3 teaspoons of the spice mixture onto a serving of meat, and let stand at least 10 minutes before cooking.
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I've heard a lot of good things about cocoa rubs and was eager to try this. The taste of cumin was so bold it dominated everything else.

I made it this way: 1 tsp. each of salt, cocoa powder & instant espresso powder, 2 TBsps. brown sugar (omitted the regular sugar) and 1 TBsp. of everything else. I felt this kept the flavours in...

Nice blend of flavors! And it still leaves room to add more heat if you want to. I used about 3 tbsps. to season a batch of vegetarian chili, as I always add cocoa to my chili anyway so it made...